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Dad-turns-doctor when newborn won't wait

NISKAYUNA, NY (CNN) - Delivering his newborn into the world wasn't quite what one New York father expected.

Mom Christina Dumas went into labor, and the couple was preparing to leave for the hospital when things progressed quicker than they expected.

Dad Tyler called 911. The dispatcher helped him deliver his second child on the bathroom floor of their home.

"It happened so fast, the baby, like, within minutes," he said. "She pushed a couple of times and the baby came out."

Alexis Grace Dumas arrived in about four minutes.

"It was quick, and I kind of wish I had watched a few more baby stories where they had babies at home to be quite honest, to know what was going on," Christina Dumas said.

Tyler now has a new nickname - Doctor Dumas.

"She did most of the work, I'm just glad we were able to do it safely and everything worked out all right," he said.

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