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Medic delivers first baby of his career in Iowa home

A woman in labor knew she wouldn’t make it to a hospital in time, and the responding medic, also an expectant father, delivered the child for his first time on the job

The Associated Press

ANKENY, Iowa — A paramedic has helped a suburban Des Moines woman with the home delivery of her baby son.

The Des Moines Register reports that Kosha McLean’s contractions started about 6 a.m. Monday at her home in Ankeny and progressed so rapidly she knew she and her husband, Stacy, wouldn’t make it to a hospital on time.

Paramedic Justin Vander Leest and other first responders soon arrived, and he stepped up to help in what was his first baby delivery in a seven-year career.

The so-far-unnamed boy has a 2-year-old brother waiting at home to play with him.

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