First class delivery

Thursday, 20 April 2017

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A BALNAMORE mum has thanked the "absolutely fantastic" ambulance crew who "arrived in the nick of time" to deliver her baby daughter at home.
Janine McLaughlin said paramedic brothers Stephen and Danny Laverty made her feel "more relaxed" on her own sofa having little Hollie, than she had with her other five children in hospital.
This fact is made all the more amazing when you hear that this was the first baby they had ever delivered in 75 years of combined service.
31 year old Janine was a week overdue on March 6, when just after 7.30 in the morning, she started to give birth as she was getting children's uniforms sorted for school.
“It was 'unexpected'," she said, "I thought I had trapped wind. When my husband Brian came down I said, 'I think I need the hospital,' and by a quarter to eight I was pushing and it went from there."
Brian takes up the story, "I called the ambulance and the paramedic guy stayed on the line with me until they arrived. I felt calm enough, he said to keep checking to see if anything was coming, and make sure and have towels out."
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle


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