Caiden ends mum’s fears

Lennox Herald - - NEWS - Lor­raine Weir

AVale mum who feared hav­ing to give birth hun­dreds of miles away in North­ern Ire­land has wel­comed the new ad­di­tion to her fam­ily.

An­gela MacDon­ald from Leven­vale was de­lighted when baby boy Caiden was born at the Royal Alexan­dra Hospi­tal last week.

The 27-year-old, who lives just a few hun­dred yards from theVale of Leven Hospi­tal, thought her wa­ters had bro­ken two months early in De­cem­ber and was rushed from theVale to the Pais­ley hospi­tal.

She was then trans­ferred 70 miles to the Vic­to­ria In­fir­mary in Kirk­caldy be­cause the RAH did not have a baby in­cu­ba­tor avail­able.

The stressed-out mum was stunned when medics warned her that she may have had to travel to ei­ther New­cas­tle or North­ern Ire­land by he­li­copter if the Fife hospi­tal had no in­cu­ba­tor ei­ther.

An­gela was kept in hospi­tal for sev­eral days as a high-risk pa­tient await­ing the ar­rival of her baby, due on Fe­bru­ary 13.

But baby Caiden was wel­comed into the world a cou­ple of weeks early to the de­light of the fam­ily, in­clud­ing proud big brother Reece.

An­gela said:“The staff at theVale and the RAH did an amaz­ing job and I can’t thank them enough.

“Af­ter be­ing told that I might have to go to North­ern Ire­land I was re­ally scared but it turned out well in the end and the mid­wives were fan­tas­tic.”

De­lighted An­gela MacDon­ald with her son Reece, new baby Caiden and Jackie Bail­lie MSP

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