LAGUNA NIGUEL (CBSLA.com) — A Laguna Niguel man helped deliver his own child in their home Wednesday morning with the help of a 911 dispatcher.
The expectant couple, Keith and Katherine Arthur, were getting into their car to drive to Saddleback Memorial Medical Center when the 29-year-old woman’s water broke, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi said.
“So she turned to him and said, ‘We’re not going anywhere,'” Concialdi said. “So he walked her back inside the house and dialed 911, and one of our 911 dispatchers, who has eight children himself, calmly gave delivery instructions to the father, who delivered the baby in the bathroom after he grabbed some blankets and a pillow for his wife.”