Swansea Police Department Officer Huff leveraged her nursing school background this past Mother’s Day to do something not many officers can say they have done on the job: deliver a baby.
Officers Huff and Jader were the first on the scene after responding to an EMS call about a woman who was actively in labor. According to a Facebook post by the Swansea Police Department, Officer Huff used her experience from nursing school and working in the OB wing for clinicals to identify a prolapsed bladder, and provided instructions and support to the mother to successfully deliver the baby.
Eventually, the baby boy named Judah was delivered successfully with the help of the officers, who demonstrated incredible composure and knowledge throughout the ordeal.
Sgt. Breanna Kemper-Damm wrote in the post, “As I watched the body worn camera video, I saw an amazing officer do what most people couldn’t dream of doing. Her calmness, extensive knowledge, and incredible support made all of the difference. Watching her coach the mother, make adjustments as she saw issues arise, and hold a new born baby that she just delivered was absolutely incredible.”
Soon after the fire department and EMS arrived on the scene to provide further support and transport the mother and child to the hospital.
Swansea Fire Chief Christopher Tell arrived just after the baby was born. “We could actually hear the mother kind of a screaming a little bit due to the location of the bathroom,” Tell said. “Went inside and the mother had already delivered a healthy baby boy. Everyone seemed to be doing good.”
He then praised Officer Huff’s heroic actions and was glad to have someone like her in the community.
“She’s very professional and very quick to forward when needed,” he said.
Officer Huff later checked on the mother and baby at the hospital where they are doing well.