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West Hartford firefighters help deliver baby

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Novah'lee Lindsey. (Family photo) Novah'lee Lindsey. (Family photo)
WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Firefighters in West Hartford helped deliver a healthy baby girl over the weekend.

Novah'lee Lindsey was welcomed into the world just before 6 a.m. on Sunday.

She was 7 pounds 10 ounces.

Robert Lindsey, the baby's father, said he woke up to his wife going into labor.

He said their plan all along was to deliver in a hospital. Her contractions were too close to call.

Robert Lindsey said he called the on-call doctor, who guided him until police and firefighters arrived. Firefighters said they were on scene four minutes after the original call for help.

"Just seeing it inside my room, on the bed, knowing that it's home, we didn't even make it out of the house so I'm just, I thank God that the baby came out healthy," he said.

It took them 20 minutes to deliver Novah'lee.

Members of Group 1, Station 3 helped the mother successfully complete the delivery.

Both were transported to St. Francis Hospital and are in good health and due back home on Tuesday, according to Robert Lindsey.

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