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Heroic off-duty firefighter, 9 months pregnant, assists others injured in car crash before heading to the hospital to deliver her baby
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Heroic off-duty firefighter, 9 months pregnant, assists others injured in car crash before heading to the hospital to deliver her baby

An off-duty firefighter, who happened to be nine months pregnant, recently got into a "significant" car crash which caused her to go into labor. However, before she considered her own medical needs, she stopped and assisted other victims.

On October 3, Megan Warfield, 30, was driving home with her mother after hosting a golf tournament in honor of her late father when the two became "involved in a significant motor vehicle collision," according to a Facebook post from Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue and Marine. Bowleys Quarters is a suburb of Baltimore.

There were several cars and many different individuals involved in the crash. Warfield, a Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department member who had lately been placed on desk duty because of her advanced pregnancy, quickly exited her own vehicle and began offering assistance to another female victim whose car had benn overturned.

"I started to climb in there with her, but then I was like, ‘What are you doing? You’re nine months pregnant,’” Warfield recalled. “I ended up holding onto her to keep her in place because I wasn’t sure of her injuries at the time."

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At the time, Warfield herself began to experience severe cramping — and for good reason. Not only had the crash induced labor in Warfield, who was about a week or so from her due date, but it had also caused her unborn daughter to turn sideways in the womb. However, Warfield continued to treat the unnamed woman until help arrived.

"I don't know how I did what I did because the cramping was so bad," Warfield stated. "I must’ve just been running on adrenaline."

"It was also important that I keep [the woman] calm," Warfield added. "It was a pretty traumatic event."

In short order, other first responders began to appear on the scene, including paramedic Josh Daugherty, Warfield's boyfriend and the father of her unborn baby.

After others took control assisting the crash victims, Warfield began to assess her own condition, and she and Daugherty determined that she had better go to John Hopkins University hospital, just in case.

It was the right call. Doctors and nurses soon learned that the baby had gone into a traverse position and that Warfield was in labor. Less than 24 hours after the crash, Warfield gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Charlotte.

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Charlotte is Warfield's third child. She also has another daughter named Ellie, 6, and a son named Jameson, 5.

Six total people were transported to two area hospitals following the crash. All but one received treatment for "minor injuries." The status of the other victim is unknown, though the person's injuries were not considered life-threatening when taken to the hospital. Warfield's mother is believed to be fine.

"Since no good deed should go unrecognized," the BQVFRM post continued, "we wanted to highlight Megan's heroic and selfess [sic] actions. Congratulations Momma Megan, Job Well Done!"

Warfield also works with the Baltimore County Fire Department.

H/T: Goodable

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Cortney Weil

Cortney Weil

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