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Woman gives birth - In the comfort of her bathroom

NEWARK, NY (WROC) - From the comfort of her room at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, Alyssa Moroz-Mott is enjoying time with her newborn Abriella, who came into the world with a little help from 9-1-1. 

Moroz-Mott got to the hospital with five to seven minute timespans between contractions, but the doctor said to wait and home. "I got home about three o clock, next thing you know, here I am laying on my bathroom floor," said Moroz-Mott. "Next thing you know, I felt the urge to push." 

She made the call to Wayne County 9-1-1. Dispatcher Sarah Wood answered. She alerted emergency crews, and while they waited, she guided the to-be mom through delivery. "She goes 'How's her color?' - 'She's pink', she asks 'Is she breathing normally?', I said yes." 

Her fiance Joseph Peeso was sleeping, alarm set for work in just a few hours 

"He's upstairs sleeping. It's not like I can go upstairs and get him!" Said Moroz-Mott. 

"I woke up to a sheriff knocking on my bedroom door saying that they need me downstairs as soon as possible," said Peeso. He could've sworn it was a dream. "I saw her sitting on the bathroom floor with a baby in her arms, and I was completely beside myself." 

Back to the hospital they went, and everyone is healthy. She says her newborn daughter Abriella might not have made it if it wasn't for that dispatcher. "I know I was kind of rude, but, she helped me through it. I don't know if I could've done it without her." 

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