PETERBOROUGH: Twins’ unexpected arrival

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A Peterborough dad had to think fast after his twins decided to make an early arrival yesterday (Thursday).

The Magpas Helimedix team, made up of doctor Peter Holden and paramedic Mark Glover, flew to a residential address in Peterborough via the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance after an ambulance crew requested their assistance.

A woman in her mid-20s had gone into premature labour with twins and when the air ambulance arrived, the second baby was being born.

The Magpas team immediately stepped in to help the babies with their breathing. They also assessed the mother and made sure she was in a settled state.

All three patients were then accompanied by the Helimedix to Peterborough City Hospital, in two land ambulances. On arrival at the hospital, they were all in a stable condition.

Magpas Dr Peter Holden said, “We wish everyone well and would especially like to congratulate the father of these children, who successfully delivered the first baby alongside the Ambulance Crew at the scene.”

The helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was pilot Richard Eastwood and crew member Zoe Coll.