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Kambah baby skips the hospital step

By 24 April 2012 8

The ACT Ambulance Service has today been called to a home in Kambah to assist in delivering a baby boy.

At 11.23am an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call was made by a grandmother.

ACT Ambulance Service Call Takers provided pre-arrival advice whilst intensive care paramedics were dispatched.

On arrival, the birth was imminent and paramedics assisted immediately in the delivery at home.

There were no complications in the delivery of the baby boy.

Mother and baby boy are both well and were taken to the Canberra Hospital.

[Courtesy ESA]

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8 Responses to
Kambah baby skips the hospital step
Holden Caulfield 2:29 pm
24 Apr 12
#1

So, was it a boy or a girl? I’m not sure.

poetix 3:05 pm
24 Apr 12
#2

Holden Caulfield said :

So, was it a boy or a girl? I’m not sure.

(-: The ambiguity is killing me too. Perhaps Johnbaby can clear it up for us.

And well done to all involved.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 3:37 pm
24 Apr 12
#3

Holden Caulfield said :

So, was it a boy or a girl? I’m not sure.

Yes, it was a boy or a girl.

SnapperJack 3:43 pm
24 Apr 12
#4

“The ACT Ambulance Service has today been called to a home in Kambah to assist in delivering a baby boy.”

Where did they take him?

carnardly 3:57 pm
24 Apr 12
#5

The Canberra Hospital…. derrrr! :-)

sepi 6:10 pm
24 Apr 12
#6

There will be far more of this in future. Maternity wards won’t admit people unless they think the baby is literally about to be born. and if you ring they always tell you not to come in unless you are screaming.

I know 3 people who had their second baby at home by accident, basically because maternity ward was fullish, so they were told to wait as bit longer at home. I was told to stay home, lucky I didn’t listen – I didn’t even get to a delivery room once we raced into the hospital.

And yet the official position is that they won’t support proper planned homebirths with an actual midwife present.

Pork Hunt 6:15 pm
24 Apr 12
#7

Was he born with a mullet?

harvyk1 5:19 pm
25 Apr 12
#8

sepi said :

There will be far more of this in future. Maternity wards won’t admit people unless they think the baby is literally about to be born. and if you ring they always tell you not to come in unless you are screaming.

I know 3 people who had their second baby at home by accident, basically because maternity ward was fullish, so they were told to wait as bit longer at home. I was told to stay home, lucky I didn’t listen – I didn’t even get to a delivery room once we raced into the hospital.

And yet the official position is that they won’t support proper planned homebirths with an actual midwife present.

Last week they decided that it was going to take too long for our child to come, so they where going to send us home. Luckily my wife had the presences of mind to ask for a second opinion, otherwise we would have had the baby somewhere between the hospital and home…

As one of the nurses said later, lucky the second Dr decided we should stay, it would not have been a good newspaper headline for the hospital.

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