A stunning family connection helped little Aleisha enter the world. Photo: Nine News Perth Shane Kyriacou talked his cousin Geoff through the delivery. Photo: Nine News Perth
‘It was just meant to be’, said Renee’s aunt Carol. Photo: Nine news Perth
A Perth father has saved his newborn daughter’s life in an emergency home birth while on a triple zero call, a call picked up by his cousin in a stunning coincidence.
Geoff Mead was woken by his wife Renee when her waters broke at four in the morning and there was no time to make it to hospital from their Wanneroo home.
Mr Mead was left with no choice but to deliver his daughter in their bathroom.
“Everything was running through my head, my adrenalin was pretty high, but I knew what had to happen,” he told Nine News Perth.
“I was the only one in the right spot at the right time to do it.”
Mr Mead had triple zero on the line when he noticed the umbilical cord was wrapped around his daughter’s neck.
“Once I removed the umbilical cord, the officer on the end of the phone call told me to see if we could get her to cry,” he said.
“We gave her a couple of pats on the back and she did start to cry.”
It turned out the operator at the end of the line was Geoff’s cousin Shane.
“To actually get that and help sort of deliver a niece in law, it’s unreal,” Shane Kyriacou said.
The family affair didn’t stop there, Renee’s aunt Carol Johns was also on duty at the time.
“Looked at where it (the call) was and realised it was my niece, it was just meant to be.”
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