Newnan parents forced to delivery baby on side of road

- An expectant mom in Newnan could not make it to the hospital in time, so dad and a 911 operator had to team up to deliver the baby.

The couple's plans changed dramatically even though they live a just short distance from the birthing center. Cody and Anna Marsh were planning to have their baby at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, just a few minutes from their home. When it came time to deliver, they didn't have a few minutes.

That's not how little Raelyn Marsh was supposed to come into this world. But when Cody and Anna called 911, she was on her way.

"Coweta County 911. What's your emergency?" Monica Equere said answering the emergency line.

Equere guided Cody in the steps to deliver his infant on Sept. 26.

Cody and Anna thought they would have plenty of time when Anna's water broke that night since the labor for their 2-year-old, Reesa, was 17 hours.

It's all smiling now, but there were several tense minutes after Raelyn came out. It appeared she was not breathing. There was silence on the phone line while Cody followed Monica's instructions.

Three minutes went by and then a sound. Then a breath and then relief.

Little Raelyn is doing just fine. Cody and Anna think they might have another child someday, but next time at the hospital.

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