Speedy ar­rival in back of am­bu­lance

Townsville Bulletin - - News - Emily Mac­don­ald Townsville Bul­letin

NEW AD­DI­TION: Louise Brown with son Jai, 2, new­born son Koby, hus­band Mark Bishop and niece Taleisha Bishop LIT­TLE Koby Bishop might have a ca­reer as an Olympic sprinter ahead of him with his speedy ar­rival into the world oc­cur­ring on the side of the road in the back of an am­bu­lance.

Baby Koby was born at 3.57am weigh­ing 3110g yes­ter­day in Fitzroy St, just t h r e e b l o c k s f r o m h i s par­ents Louise Brown and Mark Bi s h o p ’ s Ki r wan home.

Ms Brown said she wasn’t en­tirely sure she was in labour when she first felt pains around 2am but soon af­ter call­ing her part­ner, who was work­ing in Mo­ran­bah, she re­alised not only was it true labour but it was com­ing on fast.

With only niece Taleisha Bishop, 11, and son Jai, 2, for com­pany, Ms Bishop quickly called an am­bu­lance for her­self and her mother-in-law to look af­ter the other chil­dren.

‘‘ My wa­ter broke at home and we just made it into the am­bu­lance, we only got three streets away be­fore they had to pull over,’’ she said. ‘‘ It was pretty hor­ri­ble, once I started I just couldn’t stop push­ing, I wanted him out.

‘‘ My labour with Jai took 12 hours so I wasn’t ex­pect­ing this at all.’’

M s B r o w n s a i d s h e wanted to thank the two fe­male am­bu­lance of­fi­cers who de­liv­ered her baby.

‘‘ They said this was the sec­ond time they had de­liv­ered a baby and they did very well.

‘‘ I think



the longer labour first around though.’’

Taleisha said she was scared af­ter watch­ing her aunty’s wa­ter break but knew she had to help out.

‘‘ I woke up and then re­alised what was go­ing. I went out­side and waved the am­bu­lance in,’’ she said.

Proud dad Mr Bishop said he was ex­cited to meet his new son, who wasn’t supp o s e d t o a r r i v e u n t i l Fri­day. ‘‘ I was most def­i­nitely shocked,’’ he said.


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