Resilient Leeds Farmer Uses Lambing Skills to Deliver His Own Baby After No One Answered His Call to the Labour Ward
Tristan Jones 25 helped deliver his new baby daughter Caitlin after he was unable to get in contact with the labour ward at St James’s Hospital in Leeds last month.
Through guidance provided to him by a 999 helper he was able to steady his nerves and help his 31 year old wife Lisa give birth to baby Caitlin.
He initially called LGI who told him to call back when the contractions were 5 minutes apart. Once he called back they told him to call St James University Hospital who didn’t pick up.
After struggling to get an answer from St James University Hospital Mr Jones called the emergency services when he and his wife thought that Caitlin was on her way. The operator talked him through it.
Tristan said that he was able to utilise his lambing skills which he said were similar to being a midwife and told the Daily Mail “the main thing is to keep calm and be careful.”
He said that in hindsight he could have phoned an ambulance but had been warned not to.
His wife’s contractions began at 3am and Caitlin was born at 5:45 on July 27th.Paramedics arrived at the birth and took the family to St James University Hospital.
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