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Kathyis6incheshigh has baby in ambulance!

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Kathyis12feethighandbites Tue 06-Oct-09 19:05:06

Yesterday (Monday 5th Oct) at 11.55am.
Started having contractions around 2am, went into hospital 6ish as last time they speeded up very suddenly and we only just made it in time, didn't want the same to happen again.
Hospital sent us home again (as they do....) and contractions then slowed down again and were every 10-15 minutes until 11.15am. At which point they suddenly increased to every 2-3 mins and much more gruesome.
It was clear we weren't going to make it so we called an ambulance, but unfortunately there weren't any free in our local area so they had to send one from half an hour away. They arrived just in time to get me into the ambulance but didn't manage to get any further and baby was born in ambulance parked outside our house, delivered by 2 fab female paramedics....
Baby weighs 6 lb 7 oz, feeding & sleeping pretty well. Can't believe how fab it is not to feel sick any more after 7 1/2 months of hyperemesis, or how much energy I've got. Have been scoffing pate and mould-ripened soft cheese all day smile smile smile

differentWitch Tue 06-Oct-09 19:06:14


UnrequitedSkink Tue 06-Oct-09 19:07:05

Good grief, that's an amazing story! Did they let you get straight back out agin and go to bed? I'd ahave demanded it.

By the way - what KIND of a baby is it? grin

Kathyis12feethighandbites Tue 06-Oct-09 19:07:50

6 lb 14 oz I mean. Not that it matters. smile

nappyzonecantrunfortoffee Tue 06-Oct-09 19:10:18

wow congratulations! a girly or a boy? did you get back out then or did they have to ride you in?

Sazisi Tue 06-Oct-09 19:10:24


FlyMeToDunoon Tue 06-Oct-09 19:10:42

My third was born onto the tarmac, well her father's hands outside the maternity unit.
Exciting and scary!

StealthPolarBear Tue 06-Oct-09 19:12:23


Libra Tue 06-Oct-09 19:13:43

Many congratulations Kathy

Kerrymumbles Tue 06-Oct-09 19:13:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Kathyis12feethighandbites Tue 06-Oct-09 19:14:38

UnrequitedSkink - it's a small red one.
A boy, but we knew that already so I forgot to mention it.
The community midwife came to the ambulance and delivered the placenta there, and she wasn't quite sure if I needed stitches or not so she sent us to be hospital to be checked over, so we spent the afternoon there but were out by 4.

fatzak Tue 06-Oct-09 19:16:03

Congratulations smile

Kathyis12feethighandbites Tue 06-Oct-09 19:16:39

It did mean I got to ride in an ambulance. Also that we had some of the advantages of home birth (decent tea and toast) without the mess.
But I'm not sure I'd do it that way again wink

ilovesprouts Tue 06-Oct-09 19:17:24

congrats smile do you have a name yet

bronze Tue 06-Oct-09 19:18:06

Huge congratulations

I love the extra bonuses

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 06-Oct-09 19:18:21

Well done!


SpawnChorus Tue 06-Oct-09 19:18:27

Well done and congratulations grin

What an exciting entrance to the world!

Kathyis12feethighandbites Tue 06-Oct-09 19:18:31

FlyMeToDunoon - OMG! That's what nearly happened to us last time but we avoided it by 5 minutes.
Was your dh getting instructions over the phone at the time or did he have to do it unaided?

Northernlurker Tue 06-Oct-09 19:19:08

Kathy I think you're local to me. I'm not impressed that with your history of a fast labour once labour was established that they sent you home! angry Was it YDH? The ambulance thing is a bit crap too tbh. Are you ok with it all - I know it's lovely to have him safely here but it doesn't sound to me like you had optimum care.

Congratulations though!

(nearly forgot that!)

BrokenBananaTantrum Tue 06-Oct-09 19:19:41

Fantastic hope you are all ok. Great story to tell when he is older.

Well done to you smile

pagwatch Tue 06-Oct-09 19:19:56

many many congratulations kathy


thumbscrewwitch Tue 06-Oct-09 19:20:55

congratulations! What a story to tell your new DS when he's big enough.
Glad it all went well for you

<adds this to the list of yet another maternity unit who don't listen to the mother>

PeachyTentativelyPosting Tue 06-Oct-09 19:22:32

Oh Wow kathy

congrats and welcome to the baby

i think there could be a market for mobile delivery suites y'know if you're after a career change .....

Dumbledoresgirl Tue 06-Oct-09 19:22:58

Kathy, fantastic story. I hope they remembered to close the ambulance door otherwise you might find your neighbours know more about you than they did before!

Guad Tue 06-Oct-09 19:23:11

Wow - that sounds dramatic. Congrats!

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