WHITMAN (CBS) – Firefighters helped deliver a healthy baby at a home in Whitman on Wednesday morning. Baby Nathan was born less than ten minutes after the firefighters arrived at around 4 a.m.
It took the crews about a minute to get to the house from East Avenue. They quickly created a sterile environment and assisted with the birth moments later.
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Mother, Erica Rodriguez, and baby Nathan were then taken to South Shore Hospital.
Firefighter Steven Foster said it went as smoothly as possible.
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“Very unique experience, I am very happy to be able to help with the delivery. It is overwhelming. We have to stay calm and collected, it was a great crew, ”he said. “We are happy to come into the house to treat one patient and to come out with two, mum with a smile on her face.”
Rodriguez and her husband Jason McCarthy said they were grateful for the professional response from the firefighters.
“I’m glad they got there so fast and did a great job,” Rodriguez said. “It will be a great story to tell. We will remember it forever. I will never have another experience like this.
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Nathan has two older siblings who were also there to see him come into the world.