ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV) – Employees of a local paramedics branch say they were going about their work shift earlier this month when they got quite a surprise.
According to officials, on Jan. 8, Brad Limbaugh of Wright City rang the doorbell to the St Charles County Ambulance District Base 15 in the 1120 block of Fiese Rd. around 3 a.m.
“My wife’s having a baby, now, her water just broke,” Limbaugh told them.
Paramedics Ed Williams, Trish Kohlenhoefer, Lisa Cassidy and Greg Pendleton looked out and saw Jamie Limbaugh, 32, getting out of her vehicle.
“I can feel the baby’s head,” Jamie said, adding her due date was that day.
Jamie was brought into the base’s living room, where she laid down on the carpet. Two pushes and the baby was born.
Paramedic’s dried and warmed the baby girl, who was later named Kenzie. The 8-pound-5-ounce newborn was then transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield.
Williams later said it was the 14th baby he had helped deliver over his 37-year EMS career, but it marked a couple first.
“This is the first time I’ve delivered a baby at a base and it was the easiest delivery I ever been part of,” he said.
The Limbaugh family planned to reunite with the paramedics to thank them on Friday.