American Medical Response dispatcher Janitz says it was just another day on the job a few weeks ago when she got a call from a woman who was driving through Linden.
She breaks into a smile and her bright brown eyes light up when she recalls answering the call.
"What is your emergency?" Janitz asked.
The woman, it turned out, was pulling over to the side of the road because she was in labor.
With just minutes to spare before the baby came, Janitz knew there was not enough time for emergency crews to reach the woman.
Two other passengers in the car helped the woman into the back seat, Janitz said, while she gave them instructions.
The woman's car was fairly new with lots of room in the back, Janitz said, and looking back it was probably a good thing. You need room to deliver a baby, she said.
Janitz gave the woman instructions to lie back, encouraging her to push, then breathe.
"That baby was coming," Janitz said with emphasis.
She could hear the woman grunting, pushing the baby into the world.
Janitz kept telling her she was doing a great job, just a few more pushes.
Then Janitz heard a screech.
A little boy was welcomed placed into his mother's arms just as fire crews and paramedics arrived on scene, Janitz said.
The timing was unbelievable, she recalled.
"I heard him take his first breath," she said with a smile. "It was incredible."
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