From left, Mark Pitt, 33, Elijah Pitt, 2, Tyrhys Pitt, 14, Claire Pitt, 30, and Jordan Pitt, 1 day. Jordan was delivered by paramedics at the family's home in Andergrove.
From left, Mark Pitt, 33, Elijah Pitt, 2, Tyrhys Pitt, 14, Claire Pitt, 30, and Jordan Pitt, 1 day. Jordan was delivered by paramedics at the family's home in Andergrove. Jonathan Reichard

Baby Jordan's surprise birth beats ambos to the delivery

PARAMEDICS have delivered a baby boy at the home of an Andergrove family.

Jordan Frances Pitt couldn't wait to be born and was already on the way into the world when the ambulance crew arrived at the Pitt family home in Orania Ct.

Mother Claire Pitt, 30, said labour came on suddenly. "I guess I just progressed labour very quickly, we went from five-minute contractions to one-minute contractions pretty much straight away, and that was it. We didn't have time to get in the car, so we called emergency services. The single ambulance took about five minutes, if that."

Her husband Mark Pitt, 33, had the situation in hand.

"While we were waiting for the ambulance to arrive, Mark was on the phone with emergency services and he was taking care of things until they got there, holding the baby's head while the baby was crowning," Mrs Pitt said.

"The ambulance arrived just as the baby's head was crowning, which was good timing, and it gave Mark an opportunity to come up with me and give me some support.

"About five minutes after the ambulance arrived, everything was done and dusted."

Mum and bub were then taken to the Mackay Base Hospital to be checked over, and both were found to be healthy.

Mr Pitt praised the ambulance crew that attended.

"The ambos were really awesome, especially the one who was first one the scene," he said.

"She thought I was a doctor, she asked if I was medically trained, I said 'not really'."

Mr Pitt has hospital experience, having worked at the Base Hospital in the past.

"I'm in and out now, but I used to work as a security wardie in the mental health section.," he said.

It wasn't a usual day on the job for the responding paramedics.

"I don't think it's something they come across every day, it's not their bread and butter to deliver babies at home, so they really did a good job," Mrs Pitt said.

The Pitts have two other children, Elijah, who is nearly 2, and Mr Pitt's son from a previous relationship, Tyrhys, who is 14.

Jordan's arrival just after 9am on Friday makes them a happy family of five.



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