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Oh Boy! 911 Dispatcher Helps Father Deliver Baby At Home

Mother: "very very shocked at how fast he came."



    New mom Marvette Johnson said she was "very, very shocked" at how fast the baby came. (Published Friday, June 22, 2012)

     A 911 dispatcher in Prince George's County helped a father deliver his son at home.

    Andre Johnson called 911 moments after his wife Marvette's water broke at their home in Hillcrest Heights Thursday, and it became apparent the baby was coming -- soon.

    News4's Jackie Bensen spoke exclusively to the mother and the 911 dispatcher about the dramatic delivery.

    "Both his father and I were very, very shocked at how fast he came," Marvette Johnson said, who also has two older daughters.

    The call came in to dispatcher Brian Fobbs, who was proudly wearing a stork pin Thursday night.

    Fobbs coached the dad-to-be over the phone: "All of a sudden he was like, 'I see the head. I see the head'," Fobbs said. "I was like, 'You do?' So I went back into the program and the program talks you through birth, so I was trying to calm the father down."

    Richard Marvin Johnson was born at seven pounds, 13 ounces. Both Richard and his mother are doing fine.