July 12, 2018 06:04 AM
On the fourth floor of the maternity ward at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital sits Alyssa Moroz-Mott with her two daughters, including newborn Abriella Rose.
Abriella Rose came nearly a week before her due date and while she may not be her mom's first child, her birth story is one of a kind.
Abriella Rose wasn't born at the hospital instead, she was determined to make her debut at her family's home.
At approximately 4:26 a.m. Wednesday, 911 received a call from Moroz-Mott saying she was in labor.
"I started to have a bad contraction so I went to the floor on all fours," Moroz-Mott recalled. "I felt that pressure down there. I tried not to push but the next thing I know I'm calling 911 and I'm lying on my bathroom floor."
Alone in the bathroom of her Arcadia home, with only her dog and the voice of Wayne County 911 dispatcher Sarah Wood, Moroz-Mott gave birth to Abriella within four minutes.
"The dispatcher told me to find a string to tie off the umbilical cord….I didn't know where to get a string, except for my pair of shorts…so I pulled out the string and tied off the cord," stated Moroz-Mott.
Emergency responders were able to get inside and help with the rest, all while her boyfriend was still sleeping.
"He was in shock and awe when I handed him Abriella," Moroz-Mott added.
Shock, excitement, and fear were all running through this mom's mind as she delivered her baby on her own.
Though dispatcher-assisted childbirths are rare, all dispatchers in Wayne County are trained to the National/International Academies of Emergency Dispatch standards and certified as emergency medical dispatchers just in case the situation were to arise.
Updated: July 12, 2018 06:04 AM
Created: July 11, 2018 06:54 PM
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