Caiden ends mum’s fears
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