• The couple realized they wouldn't make it to the hospital in time
  • The 911 dispatcher guided them through the ordeal until the baby arrived
  • The family praised the 911 dispatcher for her calm demeanor throughout the birth

A Colorado couple unexpectedly had to deliver their baby girl all by themselves in a bathroom inside their home. All the while, the calm voice of a 911 dispatcher, miles away, guided them until they finally had their infant taking her first breath in their arms.

Jill Clarken and John Clarken realized their daughter, Addalyn, was arriving sooner than expected and knew they didn’t have enough time to reach a hospital on Jan. 15, according to KSBW TV Action News 8.

“Not to be graphic, but she was coming," Jill said. "There was no waiting.”

“There was a pretty urgent need to get some help because we weren't going anywhere,” the new mom added.

The couple called 911, and on the other side of the line was Fort Collins 911 dispatcher, Megan Biberos, who understood she needed to step in with her years of experience because help wouldn’t arrive in time. Usually, the fire department arrives within minutes of such calls and takes over, however, the department closest to the Clarkens was held up while Jill went into labor.

"I wasn't too nervous until [John] kind of was like, 'Oh, boy ... she's coming,'" Biberos recalled.

Her calm demeanor reassured the Clarkens as she guided them through the delivery.

"It was just a very calming voice, which I think in turn … made me calm. I mean, if she would have been freaking out, I think I would have been freaking out," John told KSBW.

The ordeal came to an end with baby Addalyn's birth in the bathroom.

"I think it was about 10 seconds [before] we could hear her crying, so I [knew] everything was okay," Biberos said.

The parents said their newborn is currently doing well. "She's six pounds, two ounces, and she's 19 inches long. She's just a tiny, tiny, little thing with a full head of hair," Jill told Denver 7.

Biberos, who has worked for a decade with the city of Fort Collins, was able to meet someone on the other side of the line for the first time in her career, the outlet reported.

“An unforgettable experience led to a reunion that Dispatcher Megan and this sweet family will remember forever!” Fort Collins Police Services wrote on Facebook.

Biberos said about the reunion, "I'll remember her forever and ever and her name... and that call. It was really special. I'll remember it forever.”

The Clarkens shared their story with the hope that expectant parents will realize that not everything will go as planned.

"There is no such thing as a plan," Jill said. "I mean, you have to be able to go with whatever is coming, even if it means you're having your baby at home."

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