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Updated: Baby Delivered in Brookfield Home Thursday Morning

A new neighbor joined the community early this morning.

Emergency responders helped bring a new Brookfielder into the world, delivering a baby at an Old Bridge Road home early Thursday morning.

Brookfield ambulance and police responded to Old Bridge Road at 12:40 a.m. Thursday to reports of a woman in labor. The baby was delivered at home and mother and child were transported to Danbury Hospital by ambulance.

"Mother and baby and dad are doing fine," Brookfield Volunteer Ambulance Captain Brian Gallagher said Thursday.

Gallagher said he has had to deliver a number of babies at home over the years, often with little or no issue.

"As long as there are no complications" home births generally go smoothly, he said, pointing out that with modern prenatal care parents and doctors are usually aware of any potential complications well before the mother goes into labor.

"It's a process that's been going on naturally for thousands and thousands of years," Gallagher added. "The mother does all the work."

That said, Gallagher also credited Brookfield's emergency services for a job well done, from the dispatcher that took the call to the police, EMTs and paramedics that ensured a safe delivery.

"It really is a team effort from all the emergency responders."

Donna Kardash August 02, 2012 at 05:31 PM
They did a great job for me, 2 years ago they responded at 7 am to a call on Ironworks Hill rd, I ended up having the baby within 5 minutes after arriving at the hospital, They all did outstanding with the situation, truly a bunch of professionals we have responding to our needs in Brookfield, Jenna Ann will be 2 years old tomarrow! Thank you!!!!
Noreen Connors Urbanski August 02, 2012 at 10:23 PM
I love our emergency response teams here in Brookfield! I've had to call for an ambulance on a few occasions over the past years and our EMS crews are top notch! What a wonderful town to live and raise a family in! (P.S. Hoping I never need fire and police but you are all pretty terrific too!)
Carol Zinser August 03, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Brian Gallagher is a knowledgeable, hardworking professional, whose emergency skills are top-notch. The Brookfield community is fortunate to have his service and expertise. Thanks, Brian (and the rest of our emergency workers), for all you do!
Lori Zezza August 03, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Way to go, TEAM!
Dr. Robin Appleby August 03, 2012 at 09:51 PM
I agree with all of you. I know most of the Police, Fire and EMS people and we are truly blessed to have them here in Brookfield. They are very skillful, hardworking and dedicated. They are also exceptionally nice to deal with and very patient and caring. Thank you so much for all you do.

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