Sulzicki feared the worst when he opened the door and heard a baby crying. He ran to his wife’s side and realized everything was fine.

“It was amazing to come home and see Erica holding a baby in her arms,” he said, adding that he was concerned for both of them because of all of the blood on the floor. His wife, he said, looked shell-shocked.

Sulzicki brought his wife and daughter into the bedroom, warmed them up, and then called 911 and their midwife. Once Stella began to nurse and make noise, he thought, “We’re going to be OK.”