Baby Delivered Using Turkey Baster and Shoelace

Shannon MataEdwin LaCosse was off-duty when he heard that a woman named Shannon Mata was in labor at her home in Escanaba, Mich.

LaCosse didn't have any equipment, so he sent the grandmother-to-be to find some household items that he could use in place of medical devices.

"He sunctioned [sic] out the baby with a turkey baster,” Judy Tochterman tells the paper. “Then he said he needed rope or shoelace. I grabbed a shoelace from my shoe, and he wrapped it around the cord.”

Elisabeth Mata was 18 inches and weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces when she reached the local hospital.

"Shannon is great, the baby is very healthy," Tochterman says. "We just prayed and prayed and prayed. God had to have been with us. We couldn’t have done this on our own."

Source: DailyPress & USAToday
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