Fifth-grade teacher Maria Perez Carabello delivered a baby at Kleberg Elementary School, using her experience as a doctor in Venezuela, according to a Fox 4 article. They say,
“In December, Loren Carcamo arrived at Kleberg Elementary School to pick up her daughter who was feeling sick.
Then Carcamo’s water broke.
The school’s nurse did not have any experience delivering babies, but someone at the campus did: fifth-grade bilingual teacher Maria Perez Carabello.
Before becoming a teacher in Dallas, Perez Carabello was a doctor in an obstetrics and gynecology department in Venezuela.”
Perez Caraballo examined the mother and found the baby was arriving head-first, but quickly. Her calm demeanor put everyone at ease, according to a Dallas Morning News article which reports,
“As Carcamo’s contractions sped up, fifth-grade teacher Maria Perez Caraballo was across campus going over reading lesson plans. She was interrupted by an urgent voice over the intercom, asking her to report to the nurse’s clinic.
“There was a general vibe of freak-out until Ms. Perez walked in,” Krause said. “She was so calm, collected. She was like, ‘Let’s do this.’”
Before Perez Caraballo immigrated to the United States and became a teacher, she was a doctor in Venezuela, delivering hundreds of babies as part of her training.
Perez Caraballo examined the mother, relieved to see the baby was arriving head-first. But she could tell she was moving fast, a dark pile of hair just coming into view.”
The school staff applauded and congratulated Carcamo for her strength. The paramedics took the mother and newborn to the hospital. Lorette, Carcamo’s daughter, was amazed to see the baby born at school. Perez Caraballo called her dad to share her incredible experience.