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Marie Nitke/FOCUS Shelby and Andrew Goodman, with their new baby, Atley, at home in October. An Army Sergeant, Andrew was able to watch the birth from his post in Kuwait, nearly 7,000 miles away, thanks to Skype.

'Modern miracle' meets miracle of birth in Perham, Minn.

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In a delivery room at Perham Health on the afternoon of Oct. 10, after six and a half hours of labor, an exhausted and ecstatic Shelby Rossow Goodman gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

It was a perfect example of the miracle of birth.

It was also a perfect example of the miracle of modern technology.

Because, thanks to a live Internet video call via Skype, proud dad Andrew Goodman didn't have to miss a thing.

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