Heritage Museum is proud of the way our employees deliver quality educational programs, event services, and community support. But one special employee has the honor of “delivering” in a rather unexpected way.
The May 17 edition of the Orange County Register carried a front page “teaser” story about a pastor’s wife, Jennifer Wagner, giving birth to a baby boy in the ladies’ room just after her husband, Jerrod Wagner, had completed the Sunday service at the Huntington Beach Central Library, where the congregation meets. Two of Mrs. Wagner’s friends assisted in the delivery, which happened before paramedics and firefighters could arrive.
The complete story was told in the Local section of the paper, where the names of Mrs. Wagner’s two friends were given. One of these friends is Heritage Museum’s own Michelle Caligiuri, who coordinates the Museum’s Corporate Volunteer and Membership programs. Both Michelle and the other impromptu midwife, Sarah Schlatter, had taken classes in what to do in just such a situation. But neither had really expected to put their training to practical use.
The birth of Titus Sebastian Wagner was described as quick and peaceful. Mother and son were taken to Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, where both were doing fine and expecting to go home on Tuesday.