Duxbury Fire paramedics help deliver baby on Route 3

DUXBURY, Mass. (WHDH) – Paramedics with the Duxbury Fire Department helped deliver a baby on Route 3 Friday morning.

The paramedics received a call for help from a husband and wife expecting their second child. The couple was supposed to be driving into the city, but the expecting mother didn’t think they would make it.

Matt Briar was one of the two paramedics who showed up at the couple’s home.

“If they would have drove themselves that baby would have been born in the backseat or wherever that baby was sitting,” said Briar.

“It’s a good story to tell the baby someday,” he added.

Halfway to the hospital, on Route 3, it was time to push.

“The mom was an absolute champion, no meds, a lot of women have epidurals…but she was a true champion. She did all the work,” said Briar.

A healthy 6-pound baby boy was born just after 8 a.m. on Sept. 1.

Briar said it was one of the best calls he can get as a paramedic. “Everyone was happy, everyone was healthy, and that’s the most important thing,” he said. “So it was a good day.”

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