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October 10, 2013

Ga. responders deliver own baby in back of ambulance

ATLANTA, Ga. — A metro Atlanta couple — a paramedic and an EMT — is breathing a sigh of relief after they had to deliver their own baby in the back of an ambulance.

Everyone is OK, but the new mom told Channel 2’s Diana Davis she was terrified. Four-day-old Owen Stephens made such a dramatic entrance into the world. “I woke up to some pretty painful contractions,” Tinsley Stephens said.

It was 4 a.m. Sunday. The baby, her second, wasn't due for another week. With her paramedic husband at work, she started to drive all of the way from Acworth to Northside Hospital herself. A few minutes down the road, she knew she wouldn’t make it.

Full story: Parents deliver own baby in back of ambulance