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Gaston Co. 911 dispatcher helps woman deliver grandchild

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A Gaston County 911 Operator helped a caller deliver a baby by giving her instructions over the phone, according to officials.

The Gaston County Police Department 911 Communications Center received a 911 call from a Gastonia woman Monday just before 4:30 p.m. The woman reported that her daughter was about to give birth.

"We went to the hospital earlier this morning," the caller told Love. "They said to wait until the water breaks to come back out there. But I think she's about to start."

911 Telecommunicator Catrina Love, who received the call, was still on the phone with the caller when her daughter started to deliver.

Love instructed the mother on how to assist her daughter with the birth, officials said, by using the Emergency Medical Dispatch system in place in the 911 Center.

During the 911 call, the caller can be heard comforting her daughter as Love gives her instructions and asks her questions.

"Just breath, just breath," she repeats several times to her daughter.

After several minutes, the baby arrived.

By the time the ambulance and fire department arrived on the scene, the daughter had successfully delivered the child.

"Oh, it's out! It's out!" the mother exclaims. "Congratulations," Love says as she continues giving instructions to the caller.

Shortly after, the caller can be heard saying that the paramedics are there.

Mother and child were transported to the hospital. Officials told WBTV they are doing fine.

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