Queensland Mother Gives Birth On Side Of The Road... Again.
Baby Azahlee was delivered by two trainee paramedics inside an ambulance.
What you need to know
- A mother has given birth on the side of the road for the second time
- Freya Stickens only managed to get three streets away from home before she went into labour
- She delivered a healthy baby girl named Azahlee
Leaving things to the last moment is something one Queensland mother seems to have perfected.
Freya Stickens has now now given birth to two healthy baby daughters, but both times, didn't make it to the hospital on time.
The 25-year-old says that about an hour after her water broke while she was doing the washing on Sunday evening, she started having contractions pretty close together.
Two years ago daughter number two arrived as dad was still starting the car.
"After the last one was born in the driveway I sort of wanted to get to the hospital," Stickens said.
As luck would have it, the pair only managed to get three streets away from home before it was too late.
"It was very overwhelming and dramatic and the street saw a bit of the commotion," Stickens said, adding she couldn't believe that it was all happening again.
Baby Azahlee, who arrived a week earlier than her due date, was delivered on the side of the road by a paramedic crew, both of whom happened to be trainees.
Stickens said both paramedics did an amazing job even though it was their first delivery, but insisted if she had another baby she would leave for the hospital sooner.
"Definitely the next one will be - we'll come to the hospital a bit sooner I think - try and get here a bit quicker," Stickens said.
The beaming mother and her healthy baby daughter are now in the care of staff at Rockhampton Base Hospital.