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Couple unaware of pregnancy give birth with help of 911 dispatcher

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Make sure you listen to the 911 audio.

For most dispatchers, it is a once-in-a-career experience. For Angie Adams, it came only three days after training ended.

Adams was working the night shift at the Montcalm County Dispatch Center just after 2 a.m. Thursday when she answered a call from a frantic father yelled that his wife was giving birth in the family bathtub — a delivery that apparently came as a surprise to Carri and Ryan Emmons.


Ryan’s report that Carri “thinks she’s having a baby” is quickly firmed up, as Carri can be heard yelling in the background “the head is out!”

“Oh my God, I’m looking at a baby,” the 31-year-old father announced as Adams tried to calm him down and get an address to send medical personnel.

“I didn’t know my wife was pregnant,” Ryan said of his 27-year-old wife, already a mother of three.

“You didn’t know she was pregnant?” Adams asked.

“No, no,” Ryan answers. “(I) had no idea my wife was pregnant.”

Later, Carri gets on the telephone and tells Adams the baby is fine and blowing bubbles.

“What a surprise,” Adams said to Carri.

“Yeah, it was,” Carri responded.

But Adams said she was not concerned about whether the baby was a surprise. She wanted to make sure mother and baby boy were OK.

Adams said her six months of training had her ready.

It showed as Adams kept the frantic husband calm and told him to make sure the baby’s air passages were clear. She even talked to Angie’s 10-year-old son, Tyler, who talked matter-of-factly about the event that seemed to have the adults in a tizzy.

“My mom said there’s like baby poop all over his head,” Tyler said.

Carri later tells Adams that she had never seen a baby right after delivery up close.

“Yeah, they’re usually wiped off,” Adams said.

Ryan also got to deal with the less flowery aspects of birth as he helped gathered the placenta from the bathtub so it could be examined by doctors.

“Ugh, … disgusting,” Ryan moans.

But the reward came as the new boy’s cries were heard loud and strong over the phone lines.

“Well, that baby’s got some good lungs,” Adams said.

Read more and hear the audio from the 911 call: Couple unaware of pregnancy gives birth at home with help of rookie 911 dispatcher

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  1. yo, great name for site)))


    04/26/2009 at 8:14 pm

  2. It`s out of the question.


    05/11/2009 at 10:37 am

  3. No way!


    05/12/2009 at 6:43 am

  4. Let`s…


    05/13/2009 at 9:56 am

  5. Why kind of idiot doesn’t know they’re pregnant…especially after have 3 children previously. Her husband should leave her.

    Mark T.

    04/09/2010 at 8:09 pm

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