It’s a girl! Chagrin Valley Dispatcher helps man deliver wife’s baby over the phone
Congratulations to the new parents!
CHARGRIN VALLEY, Ohio (WOIO) - A woman gave birth to a baby girl in a middle of a snow storm on Tuesday with the help of her husband and a Chagrin Valley dispatcher.
The Chagrin Valley Dispatch Center congratulated their employee in a Friday Facebook post.
It said Dispatcher Christine Mazzeo received a call Tuesday afternoon from a man reporting his wife was in active labor.
“[Mazzeo] realized that there wasn’t much time before this baby was going to make her grand entrance,” the post read. “She turned to her partner who was starting the ambulance and advised her that ‘This baby is coming right now.’”
Dispatcher Mazzeo talked the man through the delivery of his child until medical help arrived.
The post said there were initial concerns about the baby girl’s ability to breathe. But the baby “perked up and let us hear some newborn baby cries” after being dried off and warmed with a towel.
Dispatcher Mazzeo was awarded a “Stork Pin” by Chagrin Valley Dispatch Center for her successful efforts.
It’s an honor Dispatcher Mazzeo shares with only two other Chagrin Valley Dispatch Center dispatchers and is specifically reserved for those who aid in the delivery of a baby.
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