July 11, 2018 9:30 pm

Baby delivered by two teams of paramedics at Kingston townhouse

A healthy baby boy was delivered by two teams of paramedics overnight on Tuesday. The call came through as an imminent birth, sending the two teams into action.


A baby boy named Phoenix has started out his life with quite a story. The newborn was delivered Tuesday night, not the conventional way, but by two teams of paramedics at the parents’ home.

The call came across as an “imminent birth” at a residence in Kingston, sending emergency responders to the scene.

Acting Deputy Chief of Frontenac Paramedic Services, Mark Goudie says when they got there, paramedics leapt into action.

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“When they arrived to the scene, they went upstairs to where the patient was and the baby was starting to come out.”

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Four paramedics responded to the call at a townhouse on Curtis Crescent just after midnight. They helped deliver a healthy baby boy, with no complications.

Goudie tells CKWS News that when they get a call like this, they need to act quickly, as things do not always go as planned.

“There are some times that immediate interventions have to take place. So it’s best to have a medical professional at the scene.”

Baby Phoenix came in at a healthy eight pounds and six ounces. Goudie says in this case, things went pretty well. “This delivery went over without a hitch, healthy baby boy, healthy mom, I’m sure this was a very happy call for them.”

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He says it’s not very common a call comes across like this. In fact, it was the first time for three of the four paramedics who helped deliver baby Phoenix.

“It’s very rare — many paramedics will go their whole careers without ever delivering a baby in the field.”

The paramedics involved will receive a special pin for the act of helping delivering the baby. Fittingly, the pin is a stork, with a baby delivery in his beak.

Phoenix was given a teddy bear by the Frontenac Paramedic Services as well.

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