Long Island Mom Gives Birth to Twin Boys With 911 Dispatcher's Help

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    A pregnant woman home alone on Long Island went into labor and delivered her twin boys with the help of a 911 dispatcher coaching her on the phone.
    Suffolk County emergency dispatcher Christine Springer, 33, got the call around 1:45 p.m. Monday.

    The 48-year-old mom-to-be, whose name was not released, had just returned from the doctor's office, where she had been told she was not in labor.
    But the soon-to-be mom, who was just 27 weeks pregnant, knew she was.
    Springer told the woman to lie down on the floor, and push with each contraction.
    Within about three minutes, the first baby was born, Springer said.
    It wasn't until then that the mom told the dispatcher she was having twins.
    After the first baby arrived, Springer was instructing the mom how to care for the newborn while also helping her deliver baby no. 2. 
    Springer says she could hear the first baby crying in the background, and breathed a sigh of relief.
    An ambulance arrived just in time for the second birth.
    The babies are listed in fair condition at the hospital. One was born at 2 pounds, 10 ounces, the other at 2 pounds, 4 ounces.