LAKELAND, Fla. - A quick-thinking and calm-voiced emergency dispatcher talked a Lakeland couple through a home birth.
Larry and Jordaeshia Coleman had planned for the birth at the hospital but on Thursday, Jordaeshia began to have contractions while at work. The Ledger reports that she went to Tampa General Hospital, but they said she wasn't dilated enough and sent her home.
Hours later, the pain continued and then her water broke. Larry Coleman dialed 911 and got Polk County sheriff's dispatcher Nicole Corps.
Corps talked Coleman through the birth of the baby boy. It was the first time she had walked anyone through the process over the phone.
Said Coleman: "He just came out and I caught him."
Larry Vernon Coleman III was born a healthy six pounds, eight ounces.
Information from: The Ledger, http://www.theledger.com
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