9:30 a.m., July 29)
help in roadside deliver of baby boy on Blackburn Bypass
By Fred Sherwin
pair of Ottawa paramedics were thrust into the role of
midwives on Thursday when a woman gave birth to a nine-week
premature baby boy while enroute to the hospital.
expecting mother, who was only 31 weeks into her pregnancy,
called 9-1-1 when she began having labour pains at home.
Paramedics were in the process of transporting her to
the Ottawa Hospital's Civic Campus when they had to take
matters into their own hands.
pulling over on the Blackburn Bypass, the female paramedic,
who is 24 weeks pregnant herself, handled the deliver
which occured shortly after 4:30 p.m.
the two paramedics attended to the mother and the newborn
baby, an Ottawa police officer who had also arrived on
the scene, drove the ambulance to the hospital.
last report, both mother and son were resting and doing
well in the neonatal unit at the Civic Campus.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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