Kenosha police & fire officials deliver baby girl on Tuesday morning

KENOSHA (WITI) -- Maria Turner of Kenosha expected her baby to arrive any day now -- but she expected to deliver in the hospital. However, she wasn't able to make it on time.

Tuesday, April 8th was a long day for Maria Turner!

Stomach pain had her up pacing around 2:00 a.m. She was having contractions, and they weren't going away.

"I realized they were coming every two to three minutes and they were really strong and I knew I wasn't going to make it to the hospital," Turner said.

Turner tried calling friends for help -- and eventually reached her mother.

"She was trying to call everybody at night and nobody was answering!" Turner's mother said.

Mom was on the way, but the baby wouldn't wait -- and Turner, a mother of four, was in terrible pain.

"I've never had a baby without an epidural. I was like, I was a little in shock," Turner said.

Turner called police, but when they arrived, she was in too much pain to even unlock the door! So, police had to kick it in.

"I didn't know how I was gonna have her by myself! I'm not a doctor, so I was scared," Turner said.

"The officer said the baby was coming out, and it was!" Kenosha Police Sergeant Cynthia Fredericksen said.

Kenosha Police Sergeant Cynthia Fredericksen says three officers and five firefighters helped to deliver a healthy 6-pound, 11-ounce baby girl.

Fredericksen posted a shoutout on the Kenosha Fire Department's Facebook page on Tuesday morning.

"That's just one of the things the page is used for, for public relations and it was a good thing to let people know what the fire department and police department did," Fredericksen said.

Mom and baby were taken by ambulance to the hospital -- and they are now recovering.

"Everything is normal -- except for her coming at home!" Turner said.