LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A doctor arriving for work delivered a baby in the parking lot of a Utah hospital before performing emergency breaths to assist the infant, who was not breathing properly after the birth.
Dr. Barrett Labrum assisted the woman who was giving birth in the passenger seat of the van outside Logan Regional Hospital, The Herald Journal reported Friday.
The doctor of osteopathic medicine saw a couple struggling at the van. The woman was already close to delivering her sixth child and could not get out of the vehicle.
“I heard something by the entrance to the hospital and walked over there," Labrum said. "The dad said the baby was coming. The baby was delivering, so I helped mom grab the baby and started doing the regular resuscitation.”
“I was like, ‘As long as you know what you are doing, we will take any help we can get,’” said the mother from Logan, identified only as Audra.
Noting the child's labored breathing, Labrum performed mouth-to-mouth ventilation on the baby, who also required a resuscitator and additional care inside the hospital.
“She did great and went to be with her mom about an hour and a half later," nurse Laura McGregor said.