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'You're rocking and rolling:' 911 dispatcher talks father through delivery

Posted at 10:03 PM, Oct 17, 2019

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. — A 911 dispatcher can be heard telling a father "you're rocking and rolling" as he helps the dad deliver one of his twin sons.

Citrus County dispatcher Phillip Stuart answered the call early Monday morning. Blayne Guest was on the other end of the line saying his fiance was in labor.

"I got two babies man," said Guest on the 911 call.

Guest's fiance, Brianna Springer, was about 31 weeks pregnant when she went into labor around 3:30 a.m. Her due date was in December.

"I had no idea they were coming so soon," said Springer.

Stuart can be heard calming the father.

"Listen, take a deep breath. You're doing great so far. We're going to get through this together," Stuart said.

The dispatcher asked Guest to grab towels and a shoelace to tie around the umbilical cord.

"I want you to reassure her that help is on the way," said Stuart in the call.

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"I need you here now cause she's giving birth," Guest said to the dispatcher.

Springer's first baby, Hudson, was born on the family's living room floor. Paramedics arrived about 5 minutes later.

In the 911 call, Guest is focused on getting his son to cry.

"There we go. Come on, baby. It's okay, baby. It's okay," said Guest.

The sounds of a baby crying can be heard on the 911 call.

The second twin, Rory, was born at the hospital.

"We got him to the hospital and he lost his heartbeat, but the nurses brought him back," said Springer.

The parents said they are grateful to the dispatcher who provided clear instructions during a stressful situation.

"It was a real great moment to be able to hear that baby on the other line and the joy in his voice of the father when he heard his baby crying," said Stuart.

Stuart has a stepson and a son about to turn 2-years old.

"It definitely changes you when you have children in this type of job," added Stuart.

One baby weighed 4 pounds, 8 ounces, the other weighed 4 pounds, 7 ounces. Both babies are doing well and will remain at a hospital in Orlando for up to 8 weeks.

"We have three other kids and this would be surprise 4 and 5. Our youngest is 9 months old," said Springer.