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Woman gives birth in car park of Flintshire pub

Paramedics Sharon Calveley and Daniel Myers, delivered baby Rhys in the back of their Ambulance pictured with proud parents Danny Roberts and Kieley Messham

A MUM gave birth to her baby boy in an ambulance parked outside a pub.

Little Rhys Roberts made a sudden arrival into the world in the car park of The Bells of St Mary’s in Gronant.

His mum Kieley Meesham from Mostyn, Flintshire had been sent home from hospital the night before, after suffering pains in her side.

Doctors at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd told her she was 3cm dilated and in slow labour.

But in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the 22-year-old’s contractions were closer together and an ambulance picked her up at 6.10am.

Just minutes into the journey, the vehicle was forced to pull into the car park of the public house in Mostyn Road after crews realised the baby wasn’t going to wait.

A couple of pushes later and little Rhys was born weighing 7lb 9.5oz at 6.22am.

Kieley, who has three other children including six-year-old Paige, three-year-old Lacie and Heidi-Leigh, aged one, said: “Everything happened so quickly. I was lying in the back of the ambulance and told the crew I just wanted to push.

“They pulled over into the car park and could see the baby’s head. I pushed a couple of times and he was out.

“I’d had a quick 45-minute labour with my last baby but Rhys’ speedy arrival took me and my fiancee Danny by surprise, even though he was nine days late.

“We went into hospital afterwards to be checked over and were allowed home later that same day.

Kieley added: “I can’t thank the crew enough for what they did, they were fantastic.”

Speaking to the Daily Post yesterday, emergency technicians Sharon Calveley and Danny Myers said it was the first time both of them had delivered a baby inside an ambulance.

Danny said: “When we arrived at the address, Kieley was able to walk to the ambulance. I got in the back with her while Sharon started driving with the blue lights on.

“All of a sudden, she told me she wanted to push and Sharon pulled over into the nearest safe spot (which was outside the pub) and came to examine Kieley before she realised the baby was coming there and then.

“I called for a back-up ambulance and a midwife, but within three or four pushes, he was out.

“He was a little bit blue and we had to use suction and a bit of oxygen and then he let out a cry, it was amazing.”

Sharon added: “The baby’s quick arrival really took us all by surprise, it was very emotional but there were big smiles all round.”


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