Suffolk emergency dispatcher helps deliver baby via phone

<p>A Suffolk County emergency services dispatcher helped deliver a baby Tuesday morning.</p>

News 12 Staff

Nov 28, 2018, 12:09 AM

Updated 2,010 days ago

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A Suffolk County emergency services dispatcher helped deliver a baby Tuesday morning.
Stacey Scheiner answered a 911 call from father-to-be Matthew Jackson from Mastic Beach. When Jackson told Scheiner that his wife was about to give birth, Scheiner guided the couple through the delivery over the phone.
"I was freaking out a little bit. This was my first baby. I never seen a childbirth before. So this was it," says Jackson.
Lorraine Arthur was about a week overdue when she went into labor at home.
"I was supposed to be induced tomorrow morning. I was scheduled to be induced but the baby didn't want to wait, baby wanted to come on his own terms," says Arthur.
A member of the Mastic Beach Ambulance Company arrived just as the baby boy was born at 9:27 a.m.
Scheiner says she has helped deliver three babies in her 21 years as a dispatcher.
Arthur and Jackson's baby Damian came out a 8 lbs., 16 ounces. Jackson cut the chord.


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