Firefighter helps wife deliver baby at their apartment

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Posted: Nov 06, 2015 2:49 PM

VIDALIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana firefighter helped his wife deliver their child at their home after she went into labor in the bathroom and he couldn't get her to the hospital.

Vidalia firefighter Marvin Warner had finished his shift Friday morning when he found his wife, Tileesha, in the bathtub about to give birth, The Natchez Democrat (http://bit.ly/1la9SpJ ) reported. He said he attempted to carry her to the car to take her to the hospital, but her labor was too advanced.

His wife said she originally thought the labor pains might have been false alarms. "I felt that burning sensation that made me push real hard," she said. "That's when I knew that this was for real."

Warner said he immediately called 911. He then attempted to carry her to the car to take her to the hospital, but her labor was too advanced. Warner instead decided to help his wife deliver the baby himself.

He was on the phone with Capt. Tim Vanier, the EMT instructor of the fire department, receiving medical direction. Warner said he had already received training but needed help to make sure he didn't forget anything. With Vanier's assistance over the phone, Warner aided as his wife gave birth to baby Isaiah.

"Everything happened so fast at that point," Warner said.

By the time ambulances arrived, the baby had already been born. The mother and child were later taken to the hospital to make sure they were healthy.

"It was tremendous to know that I was a small part in that," said Warner, who finished his EMT training last week.

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Information from: Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/