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Paramedics’ delight as first Christmas Day call is to help deliver a baby

PARAMEDICS clocking-on at 6am for a Christmas Day shift might be forgiven for having a little less festive cheer than many of us.

But minutes into their 12-hour working day, Callum Sloman and Darragh Coghlan were filled with joy after helping a Newport mum deliver her baby son at home.

29-year-old Stacey Scawthorn, from Sorrel Drive, called 999 after going into labour and with the help of the call handler and the arrival of her mum and the Welsh Ambulance Service crew, she was soon celebrating the arrival of her third child, baby son Kastro-Luke.

Callum said: “It was our first call of the day. We were stood down from one call and then moved onto this, and it was brilliant. What a great way to start Christmas Day!”

There were no complications although both mum and baby were taken to Royal Gwent Hospital as a precaution, and are now doing well.

Stacey said: “My little girl was opening her Christmas presents and I was thinking, oh God, where’s my mum? It all happened so quickly!

“We ended up having our Christmas dinner and celebrating Christmas on Boxing Day, but it’s been an amazing few days and the baby’s brilliant.”


28 Dec 2018 09:47




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