Quick-thinking dad cuts baby’s umbilical cord with SHOELACES after roadside birth


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Sarah Galey allowed birth in the front seat of her car after becoming stuck in traffic

Jamie Galey, 32, memorized into action to help wife Sarah, 28, give childbirth in the front seat of their car after they became stuck in traffic on the way to polyclinic.

The welder had been watching the film 8 Mile when his partner start with started having contractions at their home in Louth, Lincs, on February 26.

He steady tried to talk her into seeing the remaining 15 minutes of the hit flick picture show starring rapper Eminem – before it became apparent their baby was not predisposed to wait.

The couple got in their Kia K9 and set off on the 15 mile journey to Grimsby’s Diana Princess of Wales Convalescent home but were forced to pull over when his wife’s waters impoverished.

A “terrified” Mr Galey dialled 999 before single-handedly deliver scant Perrie Elizabeth at 6.20pm as Mrs Galey sat in the front passenger seat.

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Jamie Galey was advised to cut the umbilical cord press into servicing a shoelace by the emergency services

It certainly wasn’t a conventional childbirth and if we deliver another baby then we’ll make sure it’s a bit easier next habits

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But the proud dad was stunned when the call handler set forwarded that he should cut the umbilical cord using a shoelace.

A helpful passerby take care of a white lace from their trainers and Jamie was able to do the unusual procedure.

An ambulance arrived at 7.05pm to take Mrs Galey and the 8lb 13oz newborn to facility, where they remained until the following day.

Today Mrs Galey, a full-time mum-of-three, thought: “It certainly wasn’t a conventional childbirth and if we have another baby then we’ll humour sure it’s a bit easier next time.

“My due date was a week earlier, so I was starting to get a bit concerned. I felt funny all through the day, and had said to Jamie that I felt not unlike the baby was coming.

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An ambulance later took Mrs Galey and her 8lb and 13oz newborn to health centre

“He told me to stay patient, and didn’t think that I was actually in elbow-grease when I started to have contractions at around 4pm.

“Even though the contractions weren’t eat ones heart out enough for me to be in labour, I could just feel that the baby was at hand.

“Jamie wanted to keep watching the telly, especially after the asylum told us that we might be sent home if we got there and I wasn’t in drudgery.

“But I was convinced – maybe it’s motherly instinct.

“As we started to drive, he got panicky as we were lingered in traffic and the contractions were becoming more and more frequent.

“We were on a chief road when my water suddenly broke.

“Jamie still soupon that we’d be able to get to the hospital in time, but I was telling him: ‘No, we can’t, I can feel the head earning out.’

“Obviously we had no idea what we were doing, so he pulled over and a 999 ask handler talked him through everything.

“The whole thing was such an adrenaline gawky.”

The following day, the couple took their new-born back home to come across her brother Charlie, eight, and sister Jessica, five.

Mr Galey suggested: “At first I thought my job would just be to get her to the hospital as quickly as possible, but post-haste we got stuck in traffic and the contractions really kicked in, I got nervous.

“Her water on the skids suddenly, and I was thinking: ‘Oh my god, I’m going to have to deliver this baby myself’.

“I wish for to lie her down on the back seat, but she didn’t want to move, so we had to recline the voyager seat right the way back.

“Thankfully the call handler was super sympathetic – she kept telling me to make sure that the head and hip were strengthened.

“The call handler kept asking me what I was going on. I told her that all I could see was a environmental blob, but a couple of pushes later I realised that it was actually Perrie’s scarcely head.

“After a few more pushes she was out, and that was the really scary bit.

“I had this newborn neonate in my hands, in a cold car on the side of a road with the snow falling down.

“I unbiased knew that if I did something wrong then I would never be masterful to forgive myself.

“When it came to the umbilical cord, I couldn’t accept it when I was told to use the shoelace. I’ve never heard of anyone doing that prior to.

“When you think around it, it’s pretty grim. But that’s the only thing that was nearby that we could use, so I did what needed to be done.”

“In hindsight, responsibility of me wishes I’d told Sarah to stay at home and called an ambulance, so that the confinement could happen at home.

“I knew we should have watched the end of the video. That would have saved a lot of trouble.

“But seriously, it’s quite a extremely nice feeling, knowing that you’ve delivered your own daughter.”

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