First responders help deliver baby in Muhlenberg County

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GREENVILLE, Ky. (WEHT) A Muhlenberg County woman is back home after giving birth to a baby. This time, she wasn’t helped by doctors, but by first responders.

Megan Cisco’s daughter, Rosslyn, was born two days ago.

“She came into the world with a bang,” Cisco says. For her, the story of her daughter’s birth will be told for days on end.

“48 hours later, we have her. She decided she wanted to be here for Santa Claus, I guess,” she says.

It started late Wednesday afternoon at a home on East Main Street in Powderly, where Megan was having contractions on her way to the hospital. Her sister called 911. Before the ambulance arrived, Greenville firefighter Logan Franklin showed up.

“As soon as I walked in, I got my gloves on. I was just about to get my OB kit out. That’s when the mother said that she was coming and I’d seen the baby crowning,” he recalled.

The baby was fast approaching, as family members stayed on the phone with dispatchers.

“She coached my sister through it. She’s like, you got to get towels. You’ve got to get twine, you have to get all this stuff together to deliver this baby,” Cisco recalled, describing what dispatchers told her sister.

Seven minutes after the call started, Franklin helped deliver the baby at the home.

“I had a captain there with me. He’s been on for 31 years and that was the first time he’s ever been involved with a natural birth,” says Franklin.

“It was the most terrifying, but most beautiful thing ever in my entire life,” says Cisco.

“More times when we’re involved in the circle of life and it’s the worst. It’s always a good time to be on the good side on the circle of life,” adds Franklin.

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(This story was originally published on December 6, 2019)

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