Snow baby! Va. dispatcher helps new dad deliver son

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) – The massive snowstorm that kept most of the Mid-Atlantic at home also snowed in a Virginia midwife, leaving an emergency dispatcher to walk her husband through the birthing of a baby boy.

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office reports that the county’s emergency communications center received a 911 call Saturday afternoon at the height of the storm.

The caller said a woman was in labor but the midwife was unable to reach their home because of the storm.

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While the county’s fire and rescue was sent to the residence, the dispatcher talked the father through the delivery of a healthy baby boy.

A news release did not include the dispatcher’s name or the infant’s weight.

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