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Mother delivers baby at home after ambulance wreck

A dispatcher and medic coached her boyfriend through it after an ambulance crashed on the icy roads and couldn't reach herk


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The story of a Birmingham mom delivering her baby at home in the middle of Alabama's winter storm is spreading across the nation.

Darshay Jones managed to avoid the icy mess on Tuesday by staying at home. Her baby wasn't due until Valentine's Day, so when contractions started around midnight, she thought it was false labor. But when they got stronger, she alerted her boyfriend and called 9-1-1.

Thirty minutes later, the ambulance still hadn't shown up at her east Birmingham home, so she called back. She was told that the ambulance had wrecked on the icy roads and couldn't reach her.

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Shain Vick Shain Vick Saturday, February 01, 2014 5:48:49 AM Umm,. kind of cool story,congrats to the mom! but doesn't Birmingham have more than one ambulance? and to call back 30 min later, seems a bit long before sending another one to the call? I work in a state that gets a lot of snow, we do get stuck once in a while but we always send another truck toe call...odd, just odd.....

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