Lebanon couple delivers baby in surprise home birth

Within a matter of minutes, Megen Osborn's contractions became extremely painful, and she knew baby Thatcher was on the way.

Posted: Feb 4, 2020 5:49 PM

LEBANON, Ore. -- Megen Osborn was five days overdue with her fourth baby and was taking a bath to relax when she started to go into labor.

Within a matter of minutes, Osborn's contractions became extremely painful, and she knew baby Thatcher was on the way. 

Osborn's soon-to-be husband, Wyatt King, called 911 and a dispatcher began to walk them through everything.

"And then his head came out, and she was asking well how pregnant are you, and I said he's coming out," Osborn said. 

With the help of 911 dispatch, baby Thatcher came right out after just two pushes.

"She told him to grab a towel, and we had one clean towel in our bathroom left, and so he kinda dashed over and grabbed the towel, and she was telling him the baby's going to be slippery, so make sure you don't drop him," Osborn said. 

Before paramedics even arrived, Thatcher was already in the arms of Osborn and King.

Osborn said Thatcher wasn't breathing very well when he first came out, and dispatchers told King to check his umbilical cord, which was wrapped around Thatcher's neck.

"And so Wyatt took it off from around his neck, and he started breathing almost immediately after that, so that was really relieving for us," said Osborn.

King said he is extremely proud of his wife, and couldn't believe how amazingly she handled this situation that started out as a crisis and ended as a miracle. 

"Well you're a wonder woman, it is truly amazing what you and your body are able to do, how easily you brought Thatcher into the world despite all the excitement and not being in the best situation and thank you," King said. 

Now almost two weeks later Osborn said Thatcher continues to be an easygoing healthy baby.

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