Bedford Co. First Responders Deliver 2nd Baby at Gas Station
Bedford Co., VA - For the second time in two weeks, first responders in Bedford County deliver a baby in a gas station parking lot.
Dispatchers received a call from the baby's father, Kevin Bradley, around Sunday, around 7:30 p.m. The father told them his wife was in labor, and they were on their way to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The dispatcher told the man to pull over in the parking lot of the Apple Market on Route 24 near Staunton River High School in Moneta. The couple was met there by a Bedford County Sheriff's Deputy and ambulance crew. The baby was born in the couple's car.
"I was very excited. Being a midwife, I couldn't wait to get my first delivery out in the field," said Kimberly Sexton, a paramedic with the Moneta Rescue Squad.
Sexton delivered over 300 babies for Amish families when she lived in Michigan, prior to moving to Bedford County a few years ago.
"We didn't have any running water or electricity, so it was kinda similar in that way," said Sexton.
The baby's grandfather, who is also an EMT, was on the scene and helped deliver his grandson.
"I have helped a couple, but not my grandbaby before," said Rucker Inge, the baby's grandfather.
Inge rode in the ambulance, with his daughter and grandson, to the hospital.
The baby boy weighs 6 pounds, 7 ounces and is 19 1/2 inches long. He and his mother, Nancy Bradley, are doing well. The family has not picked a name.
Bedford County first responders also delivered a baby girl at the Sheetz in New London on December 19.