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Sorry, but that bloke who "delivered"; the baby with the help of a 999 operator....

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beansprout Mon 24-Sep-07 20:59:21

... what exactly did he do?

Seems he is getting a lot of credit for basically being a bystander!!

Whizzz Mon 24-Sep-07 21:01:56

I was amazed at the statistic that said 1 baby a week is delivered like that, with the operator on the end of the phone as the only help ! {shock]

bluefox Mon 24-Sep-07 21:14:04

Maybe I missed something but why was it on the news at all if it is such a common occurrence?

beansprout Mon 24-Sep-07 21:31:52

I think it was because they have released the recording of the call. You only have to hear one groan from his wife to know who is actually doing all the work!

motherinferior Mon 24-Sep-07 21:34:33

He, er, wrote it up.

(He's quite a nice bloke, I've talked to him for work.)

(But I take your point.)

(But then that's what blokes do, in childbirth. Even the ones who say We're Pregnant and/or We've Had The Baby, with stunning anatomical ignorance.)

beansprout Mon 24-Sep-07 21:36:11

He seems very nice indeed but he didn't deliver that baby!!

beansprout Mon 24-Sep-07 21:37:34

Btw MI, did I tell you that my old line manager (short, red face, smelt of fish) is now working for The League Against Cruel Sports? Bizarre, given that he had no leanings in that direction whatsoever!!!!

motherinferior Mon 24-Sep-07 21:37:53

Well no.

motherinferior Mon 24-Sep-07 21:38:43

Good grief.

beansprout Mon 24-Sep-07 21:39:39

Indeed!

Snaf Mon 24-Sep-07 21:40:24

At least he wasn't whining about the sight of blood, or sleeping, or ranting down the phone to the garage about the delivery of his new motorbike, or sucking deep on the gas & air...

All of which I have seen devoted husbands do whilst their wives are pushing out the Fruit Of Their Loins.

misspiggy Mon 24-Sep-07 21:41:04

Lovely family but I was a bit surprised that the baby is now 5 months old so if the story is "news" why didn't it come out before now?

motherinferior Mon 24-Sep-07 21:41:57

Or complaining 'he didn't feel part of the birth' as a friend's husband did.

My partner was fairly pointless during both of my births, but in a perfectly pleasant way.

Pruners Mon 24-Sep-07 21:47:17

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Wilkie Mon 24-Sep-07 21:48:54

Mine slept in a chair in the delivery room and then complained his neck hurt!!!! shock

policywonk Mon 24-Sep-07 21:56:39

Mine messed about with the buttons on the machines the minute the MW left the room.

wheresthehamster Mon 24-Sep-07 21:59:22

Mine flopped down on a chair, complained about the bloody traffic and said Well I'm here now, what do you want me to do? Grrrrrrr.

Majorca Mon 24-Sep-07 22:00:41

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Flibbertyjibbet Mon 24-Sep-07 22:06:03

My Dp told everyone that he had to stand up all night while I just lay there grin !!!

Majorca Mon 24-Sep-07 22:27:34

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Niecie Mon 24-Sep-07 22:29:03

That happened to me although the paramedic arrived about 2 minutes before DS2 was born. I never even made the local paper!

Can't see why that was news 5 months after the event and when it is so common.

hatwoman Mon 24-Sep-07 22:30:28

dh did this. exactly the same scenario - mw stuck in traffic.

themildmanneredjanitor Mon 24-Sep-07 22:30:48

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BecauseImWorthIt Mon 24-Sep-07 22:31:56

Isn't he one of the writers for the Guardian? Does the ethical/environmental stuff?

hatwoman Mon 24-Sep-07 22:32:32

whilst dh and I were wodnering what made this news I don't agree that the bloke in this situation is a bystander. crucially they check the umbilical cord isn;t round the neck and they catch them. (on your treasured pristine White Co. dressing gown if you;re really lucky)

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