Boston woman delivers grandchild on Thanksgiving

November 28, 2009 6:49:55 PM PST
As if preparing Thanksgiving dinner wasn't hectic enough, a Boston woman says she had to split her time Thursday between cooking and delivering a healthy granddaughter.

Patricia McCalop was in the middle of preparing the meal when her daughter suddenly went into labor two weeks early.

McCalop called 911, and a dispatcher talked her through the delivery and helped her confirm that the baby girl was breathing.

Paramedics arrived shortly afterward and took Africa McCalop and her newborn to the hospital. They are both in good health.

Patricia McCalop said she kept running between the kitchen and her daughter in labor because she didn't want the turkey to burn while helping her child deliver the baby.

The infant weighed six pounds.