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Glenville Police talk a mom through child birth

Updated: 03/15/2014 12:38 PM
Created: 03/15/2014 11:54 AM WNYT.com
By: Cadence Acquaviva

A Glenville Police dispatcher is being credited with helping talk a mom through the full delivery of her new son early Friday morning.

According to officials, around 1:22am police dispatcher Donald Gerdin got a 911 call from an expectant father reporting his girlfriend needed help with her pregnancy. Gerding was able to talk the new mom through her delivery using the emergency medical dispatch guidelines.

A neighbor was also assisting the mother, and a healthy baby boy was born before the ambulance arrived. Both mom and son were taken to Albany Med and are reportedly in great condition.

Dispatcher Joanne Weaver, who was involved in a similar call in January, made sure the ambulance and fire department were being dispatched while Gerding talked to mom.

This is the third assisted child birth in Glenville this year. Along with Weaver's call on January 18th, Dispatcher Fredricks and Lt. Conley also assisted in a child birth on January 17th.

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