Manea woman gives birth on emergency service’s doorstep


Manea - Credit: Archant

Emergency medics helped deliver a baby girl on their doorstep last night (Tuesday).

Magpas Helimedix Doctors Alex Cross and Vijayasankar together with Paramedic Simon Standen were called to literally just outside the Magpas Helimedix Operations Base at RAF Wyton at 6.13pm when a woman from Manea was about to give birth.

The woman in her 30s was being driven to hospital from her home village by her husband after experiencing contractions.

Her labour progressed faster than expected, leaving the husband with no choice but to pull the car into the lay-by at the Magpas gate.

The Helimedix helped deliver the baby in the back of a land ambulance, whilst working alongside an EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crew. Everything went well and shortly afterwards the new mum, dad and baby girl were accompanied to Hinchingbrooke Hospital at Huntingdon.

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A midwife from Hinchingbrooke Hospital arrived just after the delivery.

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