PCs help deliver baby in Camden
A London Irish police officer and his colleague say the moment they helped deliver a baby girl is the ‘proudest moment of their careers’. The intervened when the new mum went into labour in her car.
PCs Liam O’Halloran and Yasa Amerat were on duty in Camden when a call came in that a heavily pregnant woman had gone into labour while her husband was driving her to hospital. PCs O’Halloran and Amerat, and mum and dad to-be, arrived at the car park of the University College Hospital.
The baby’s head was crowning so PC O’Halloran had to deliver the baby in the back of the car while PC Amerat comforted the father. The baby was purple and the cord was wrapped around her neck. PC O’Halloran was able to release the cord, getting the baby to breathe until a doctor arrived and assisted.
The cord was cut with a pair of loose ‘tuff cut’ scissors from the police car and the baby was handed to mum. Mum and baby Emily were taken to the maternity ward and both are doing fine. PC Liam O’Halloran, said: “This is the proudest moment of my career as a police officer to date.”
PC Yasa Amerat, said: “As police officers we deal with a range of issues which are often related to injuries and death so it’s a nice feeling to see and be part of the start of someone’s life.”
Emily’s father Justin Marshall, said: “We are so unbelievably thankful for the help of PC Liam O’Halloran and PC Yasa Amerat. If it weren’t for PC O’Halloran’s calm actions under pressure I’d have no idea if my beautiful daughter Emily would be with us now. We will be forever be grateful to Liam and Yasa.”