Firefighter delivers wife’s baby girl on side of highway
A firefighter’s fatherly instincts took over when he assisted his wife who gave birth to their baby on the side of a highway in California, United States, last Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Matt (last name withheld) was taking his wife Jackie, who was already in labor, to a hospital — but their baby “wasn’t waiting” any longer, as seen in Orange County Fire Authority’s (OCFA) post on Twitter last Friday, Nov. 8.
Baby Camryn was delivered by her Dad on 405 on Tues. Matt, former OCFA employee, was taking his wife to Hoag. Instead, the now LA Co firefighter pulled over and wrapped his baby in his t-shirt. OCFA E36 arrived and provided “awesome care” to Mom and baby. @LACoFD #ocfirefighters pic.twitter.com/tEGa92IIMa
— OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO) November 7, 2019
The firefighter pulled their car over to the side of the highway they were on, and helped his wife deliver baby Camryn, whom he wrapped in his T-shirt.
Moments after, officers from the OCFA arrived to provide“awesome care” to Jackie and baby Camryn before bringing them to a hospital. The fire authorities also shared a sweet moment of the parents with the newborn and two boys, who appear to be their sons, in the hospital together.
“Matt kept reassuring me that she was breathing, and then yeah, the paramedics took it from there,” Jackie recalled in a video posted by the OCFA.
After delivering his baby girl on the side of 405, Matt and Jackie were relieved when OCFA E36 arrived. The former OCFA employee, now LA County firefighter was driving his wife to the hospital, but baby Camryn wasn’t waiting. Congratulations and job well done by all! @LACoFDPIO pic.twitter.com/VThToev6NL
— OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO) November 8, 2019
“They treated Jackie so well, and they were very professional but also had a tender heart towards not only my daughter, but my wife,” Matt added. “It ended up being a very stressful yet wonderful outcome.” JB
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