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Posted: September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma: Florida woman delivers own baby at home as storm rages


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Hurricane Irma: Florida woman delivers own baby at home as storm rages
Newborn infant feet held in parent's hands (stock photo).

By Sarah Elsesser, Palm Beach Post

MIAMI —

A South Florida woman delivered a baby at home after being coached through the delivery by emergency personnel and doctors during Hurricane Irma

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The Miami woman went into labor Sunday, but because the storm’s winds were too strong, fire rescue teams couldn’t get to her right away, according to the Miami Herald

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“We weren’t able to respond. So she delivered the placenta, also. Dispatch told her how to tie it off. She’s stable at home,” Assistant Fire Chief Eloy Garcia told the Herald. “We made contact with the assistant medical director here. Talked things through.”

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The mother and newborn girl were later taken to the hospital by emergency workers

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Read more at the Miami Herald


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