A teenager who was recently certified as an EMT helped deliver a baby in a New Jersey home earlier this month, according to WCBS-TV.
Angela Windt told WCBS that she went into labor two weeks early.
“I looked at my husband, and I said, ‘We are not going to make it to the hospital,' ” she said.
Police and the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad were called to the Windts' home. One of the EMTs who responded was Nicole Segalini, 18, a high school senior who has only been certified for a few months.
According to WCBS, none of the emergency medical technicians had ever delivered a baby before. Segalini acted as what they dubbed “the catcher.”
“When her head fully came out and she was really coming out, I was like, ‘Am I actually doing this?' ” Segalini told WCBS during a FaceTime interview. “I’m actually delivering a baby.”
Segalini said that she enjoyed explaining to her father why she came home late that evening.
“I was like, ‘Dad, you want to hear why I’m late?' ” Segalini said. “And he was like, ‘Yeah.’ And I was like, ‘I delivered a baby.’ And he’s like, ‘What?' ”
Segalini got a chance to see the baby, Eva, again over FaceTime.
“Oh, she’s even cuter than when she was first born,” Segalini exclaimed.
Samantha Lloyd and Andy Damato — EMTs who helped at Eva’s birth — also got to see the baby again.
“Oh, we love babies,” Damato said.
WCBS reports that Segalini, who is currently waiting to hear back from the colleges she applied to, hopes to become a surgeon.