A Tasmanian mum found herself home alone giving birth, thank goodness for the help of an ambulance dispatcher over the phone.
Deanne Fraser woke in the early morning to find her waters had broken, Ambulance Tasmania dispatcher Mark West talked her through the delivery.
“She started moaning and I could tell straight away that it wasn’t just a contraction moan, it was a pushing moan,” he said.
Mark told Deanne’s partner Tim that they would do it together.
“I said ‘OK Tim, have a look an see what you can see,” he said.
“That’s when he went, ‘I’m out of here, I’m going to pass out or I’m going to be sick. I’m going’.”
Tim then ran down the road to get his sister, while Deanne delivered their new baby with Mark guiding her over the phone.
“I heard her making moans again, and I just said, ‘Go with it, because it’s coming’,” he said.
“Put your hand over your vagina, feel the head and just guide it.”
The moments after his birth were captured on the recording of the emergency call.
“He’s out,” Ms Fraser said
“OK is the baby crying or breathing yet?” Mr West is heard saying.
“Is the cord wrapped around it’s neck or anything? You’re doing a fantastic job.”
What an amazing story to share when David grows up. Congratulations to them all.
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