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Special Delivery! 911 dispatcher helps Boise couple deliver baby in home bathroom


BOISE, Idaho (CIRCA via KBOI) — An impatient baby meant mom had to give birth at home. With the help of a 911 dispatcher, John and Kayla Chavez welcomed a baby girl in their bathroom.

Kayla Flink, 28, woke up about 2 a.m. last Wednesday with slight contractions. At 38 weeks pregnant, she called the nurses at a local hospital with concern.

"You know, they kind of told her take it easy and relax for a little while [and] if it gets worse to come in," John said.

But the baby couldn't wait a minute longer.

"It came on really fast for her so we couldn't make it to the hospital. And all of a sudden we had a baby poking out so I had to get on 911 and ask for help with what to do. ... We birthed her in the bathroom with the help of the dispatcher," John said.

Before that, Kayla said John wanted her to hop in the car with him as her contractions intensified.

"He's like, 'Come on let’s get you to the hospital to get it checked out,' and I was just like, 'I can't move.'"

That’s when Kayla knew her fiancé had to deliver the baby and needed to call 911.

Dispatcher Benjamin Dicus says pregnancy calls are rare on the job. But with training, Dicus was confident giving dad instructions.

"Once he told me he could see the head, I knew there was no way of stopping this and we were going to be doing this today," Dicus said.

But within 10 minutes, John and Kayla say they had delivered their baby girl.

The Chavez family says emotions were running high, but within 5-10 minutes, paramedics were at their home to stabilize the situation and ensure the mother and baby were healthy.

"Most 911 calls, we don't get to hear the ending, see the ending, but it was really nice to hear this one all the way through -- knowing that the baby was good, mom was good, dad was good -- it was good to hear all that news," Dicus said.

Summer Chavez was born Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.

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