On son’s fifth birthday, Warner family wants to again thank those who helped at his arrival

Benjamin Warner will be 5 on April 26, thanks in part to the emergency personnel who assisted at his birth five years ago. COURTESY PHOTO/WARNER FAMILLY
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DRACUT — My husband and I would like to send out a thank-you to the Dracut Fire Department, Dracut police and Patriot EMTs out of Lowell.

Our son, Benjamin, is turning 5 on April 26. It will be the fifth anniversay of his emergency home birth. We will be forever grateful for all who assisted in his safe delivery.

I was home with my two young children when my water broke. I was not due for another three weeks so this was a bit of a surprise. Within minutes I was in full labor and knew I was not going to be able to drive myself anywhere.

My neighbor, who is a registered nurse, came over to help me. She knew that I was not going to make it to the hospital. She called 911. The Dracut Fire Department was the first to arrive, followed shortly by the police, the Greater Lowell EMTs and Patriot ambulance. They were all in agreement that I was not going to be able to be moved and that the baby was going to be delivered at home.

He was born within minutes. My husband just made it home from work as the baby was being delivered. They were all professional and calm, which helped me focus on the delivery of the baby. I couldn’t have asked for a better crew that day.

So this is why five years later my husband and I would like to send out a big thank-you to all who assisted in the birth that Saturday morning in 2003. Benjamin is a healthy, happy boy, who will be starting kindergarten in the fall at Campbell School in Dracut.

JOANNE AND DAN WARNER

4 Rocky Road, Dracut

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