Earlier this year, Lakes Region General Hospital closed its labor and delivery unit, citing a declining number of deliveries. Now some women in labor may have to travel greater distances to deliver their babies in a hospital.
But what if the baby just can't wait?
Mothers could go to emergency rooms, but if that is too far away, a member of the so-called New Hampshire 9-1-1"stork club" could come to the rescue. These dispatchers talk mothers and fathers through the delivery of a baby by phone.
Derrick Corney is a member of this group and he joins All Things Considered host Peter Biello to talk about his job.
Listen to their conversation: