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Pinckney officer credited with saving mother, newborn during home delivery

I'm glad this guy was available or two lives may have been lost.
Hats off Officer Randall.

A Pinckney mother and her baby are reportedly doing well today thanks to the quick actions of a Pinckney officer.

Officer Michael Randall was dispatched around 4:10 a.m. Thursday to a home on Muriel Street for a report of a woman in labor. He arrived to find the baby about to arrive.

“As a result of Officer Randall’s actions, both mother and child are healthy and doing well,” Pinckney Chief Jeffrey Newton said. “Both the emergency doctors and the child’s pediatrician give credit to Officer Randall’s professional handling of the situation. His actions averted a potential tragedy.”

Randall, who also is a licensed paramedic, took immediate control of the situation and assessed that the baby’s umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby’s neck. The baby was blue from cyanosis.

Randall was able to unwrap the cord and assist the mother with the completion of the birth. He also assisted in controlling excessive bleeding from the mother.

The officer continued to assist the mother and her baby until members of the Putnam Township Fire Department and Livingston County EMS arrived on scene. The mother and her newborn were transported to the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor.


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Maybe. Or maybe not.

We really haven't enough information here. Babies can be born with the cord around their neck. It is not terribly unusual. And the wrapped cord does not pose an immediate risk to the mother.

The problem with these stories is that it creates fear of birth. Normal, natural birth is amazingly safe and foolproof. (If it wasn't we would be extinct.)

The baby was blue

And the mother had trouble stopping the bleeding.

Sounds like things were well under control

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

protect and serve

an endangered specie

I think we focus too much on the bad ones

Some of these guys and gals are actually good people with the ability to think and be rational.

I have no problem with most police in my county.

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

If they were good...

The bad one wouldn't have a place among them!

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probably right

as it is easier to see the haystack,than the needle within

setting your expectations to high,can cause depression