NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press
FOSTER, R.I. (AP) — A family in Foster has a baby daughter, thanks to a police officer who delivered the infant on a bathroom floor and then helped her begin breathing.
Officer Michael Kitson tells the Providence Journal he learned to deliver babies as a teenager training to be an emergency medical technician in Glocester, Massachusetts.
The 22-year-old used the training Saturday night when he was called to assist a woman in labor at her home.
The baby was born with the umbilical cord around her neck and was not breathing.
Kitson unwrapped the cord and used his finger and a bulb syringe to clear the airway. He says baby Amelia then began breathing and crying. Police say she and her mother, who declined to have her name used, are doing well.
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