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Grand Forks Officer Helps Deliver A Baby

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A baby's birth is always exciting news, but what happened recently in Grand Forks takes it to a higher level. 

Earlier this week a Grand Forks Police Officer responded to 5383 Circle Drive South where a woman needed help because she was giving birth.

Rachel Walden says she started having contractions in the early morning and called the hospital who told her to wait until they were 5-6 minutes apart. Later there was a big kick and Rachel says she feel the urge to push.

Chris Walden knew they needed to call for help, and while on the phone with the police dispatch center he started getting towels laid out for his wife.

Officer Kris Brown was among first to arrive, giving the parents reassurance he could help deliver the baby.

"it was so quick and very painful." Rachel Walden says smiling at her new baby boy. "I remember Chris called the hospital at like 1:17 a.m. and he was born at 1:30 a.m., so it was a little over 10 minutes that this all took place."

After Maximus Arthur Walden was born more emergency responders arrived and took both to Altru Hospital.

"You know he was a healthy little boy, and I was fine after delivery so it was really a big blessing everything went well." Rachel says with a smile.

Maximus was born at 7 pounds 9 ounces. Both Rachel and her new baby boy went home from the hospital healthy and happy.

The family says although this delivery didn't go according to plan, they still look forward to having more children in the future.


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