Thursday, August 10, 2006

Homebirth from a headset

It would be a snap to start a weekly feature: unplanned homebirth. It seems every other day I see a news story about a baby that arrives precipitously at home, in the car, in the hospital parking lot.

For all these stories, particularly the ones where the paramedics arrive to find mama happily cuddling her newborn, have you ever stopped to think about the intermediary? The person who gets the 9-1-1 call and sends the ambulance on its way? Me neither.

Well now we can know what it's like to be the dispatcher in those cases. And it seems like quite a thrill. (Note that she knits, too.)

3 Comments:

Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said...

Wow, that was fun to read on the other blog.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Bebu said...

Thanks for sharing Doulicia! It was really interesting. I think that I might just start reading her blog from now on.

Thanks.

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Rachael said...

Thanks for linking to that little snippet I wrote! It was so cool, to go from start to finish -- seems like we always miss one part of the birth or another.....

5:51 AM  

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