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Dalworthington Gardens cop helps deliver baby

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A Dalworthington Gardens police officer with special training recently helped deliver a baby at a woman’s home.

Cpl. Jeff Woolsey says his paramedic training kicked in when a call from the then-expecting mother developed a lot faster than planned.

Nudoxi Ngame says a few weeks ago, she was waiting on her water to break before she rushed off to the hospital, but the pain got to be too much and she called 911.

Woolsey was just clocking in when the call came in, and when he arrived at the home, he encountered his first hurdle – a language barrier.

"What language do you speak?” the 911 operator asked Ngame.

French,” she said.

Woolsey quickly realized there was no time for a ride to the hospital.

"The pain just go quickly, quickly,” said Ngame. “I said ‘No, no, no, I can’t wait. We need to go, need to go now.’”

“Her voice tone changes and it got louder,” said Woolsey. “She was evidently, you know…things were changing.”

Another officer and a Dalworthington Gardens volunteer firefighter took Ngame’s vital signs.

"And at that point, things changed within seconds, and we had a baby coming,” said Woolsey.

The baby was born in the amniotic sack.

"And we had to break that sack and then immediately tried to get the baby breathing and do basic vitals,” said Woolsey. “Now we have two patients instead of one.”

Then Woolsey heard the sound he'll never forget.

"I'll tell ya, the cry was really awesome when you hear that cry,” he said.

He immediately called it in that he’d delivered a baby.

"We don't have the nursing,” said Ngame. “Just me and 911 and my husband. I thank just the grace for God.”

She says the grace of God inspired the baby girl's name, Grace.

The baby is said to be doing fine.


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