Born in the back of an ambulance
BABY Daniel wanted to make a stunning entry into the world and decided the back of an ambulance was the place to do it.
Mum Kylie Haines started having contractions around 1pm on Thursday and called the ambulance as they intensified.
‘‘ I was the only one at home because my mum had gone to work and I was starting to get worried about being by myself,’’ Ms Haines said.
two-and-a-half-year-old son Matthew was also with her.
Advanced care paramedics Peter Aworth and Frances O’Meara arrived around 4.20pm when Ms Haines’ contractions were three minutes apart. They had travelled about six or seven kilometres from Ms Haines’ Black River home before Daniel was ready to make an appearance.
‘‘ It was pretty quick. It was an explosion s ort of birt h, ’ ’ Mr Aworth said.
Matthew was happy to play with his toys in the ambulance, oblivious to what was happening with his mum.
‘‘ I didn’t know I’d be delivering in the ambulance. I just wanted to get him out and to the hospital. It’s a rough old ride in the back of an ambulance,’’ the 22-year-old single mum said.
Both mum and bub were doing well and they hoped to be discharged from Townsville Hospital yesterday.