Friday, July 27, 2018

Grandmother delivers her granddaughter

Britt Miller has been a 911 dispatcher at Monroe County Central Dispatch in Indiana for 17 years. Until now, she's never actually met anyone she helped. That changed around 7 a.m. one recent morning when Kim Schroeder called to say her daughter-in-law, Bethany, was about to give birth and there was no time to wait for medics. Kim had been a labor and delivery nurse in the '80's, but had not delivered a baby in years. Britt said she had not delivered  a baby over the phone, "so we would do it together.

                                                                                                                              Chris Howell
As reported in the Herald-Times of Bloomington, they did it together, and Brooks Owen Schroeder, 6 pounds and 1 ounce, was born at 6:56 a.m., just ahead of the fire department's arrival. Since then, Britt has visited the family in the hospital and they all listened to a tape of the 911 call. Bethany said the conversation sounded only vaguely familiar because she'd been "a little busy" at the time.

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