Ambulance delivery for twin girls
WARWICK ambulance paramedics transporting a woman in labour to hospital yesterday morning had to pull over just 10 minutes into their journey for an emergency delivery on the side of the road
Troy Haley and Dave Carvosso helped to deliver the twin baby girls on Dalrymple Creek Rd, Allora.
The paramedics have been on hand to assist with the birth of three babies in the past week.
They went to work for their 7am shift yesterday and were dispatched to transport a Talgai woman who had gone into labour.
They arrived on the scene at 7.34am and left with the patient destined for Toowoomba Base Hospital at 7.43am.
Ten minutes later, they had to pull over on Dalrymple Creek Rd and were met by an ambulance from Toowoomba, including an intensive care paramedic.
Mr Haley helped with the delivery of the first girl at 7.54am and Mr Carvosso and a second officer from Toowoomba then looked after the first baby in the second ambulance.
The intensive care paramedic from Toowoomba was on hand for the delivery of the second girl at 8.12am.
An ambulance from Clifton also arrived on the scene and a Clifton officer drove one of the two ambulances which headed to Toowoomba Base Hospital.
It was the second time in a week the two paramedics from Warwick had assisted a mother in her time of need.
They were called to a Warwick home early last week and the woman gave birth on the ambulance stretcher on the front lawn.
Mr Haley has assisted with four births in 10 years at the Warwick station.
"It is a concerning time as you never know if there will be complications," Mr Haley said.
"All the births I have been part of have been fairly straightforward.
"It is a rewarding part of the job."
This week was the first time Mr Carvosso has been part of a delivery team.
"You never know how the baby is going to come out," he said.
Warwick ambulance officer-in-charge Greg Hardy said it was incredible for two of his paramedics to assist with two deliveries in a week.
"This is the first time in my 19 years in Warwick we have had two in one week, and the first birth of twins in an ambulance," Mr Hardy said.
A spokeswoman for the Queensland Ambulance Service said mother and daughters were well.