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Paramedics praise first-time dad's delivery of son

Paramedics Carol Worbs and Ron Gibson said new dad Dean Kelly did an amazing job delivering his son Austyn Kelly on January 6. (In picture) Dean Kelly with new son Austyn Kelly.
Paramedics Carol Worbs and Ron Gibson said new dad Dean Kelly did an amazing job delivering his son Austyn Kelly on January 6. (In picture) Dean Kelly with new son Austyn Kelly. Tom Huntley

What did the paramedics have to say?

BECOMING a father for the first time is daunting enough for most men.

The thought of a home delivery would send many running, but not Dean Kelly.

The QAL worker brought a healthy baby boy into the world, on the bathroom floor of his Telina home, on January 6.

Dean and partner Elise's baby was due on January 5.

"My partner Elise started experiencing some pain on the Saturday, but she said there's no way we're having this baby today," he said.

She experienced contractions early on Sunday, January 6.

"I rang the hospital but they said they were still too far apart for her to be admitted," Dean said.

"They suggested she jump in the shower to help with the pain."

Dean woke up again at 3.55am.

"We realised her contractions were three minutes apart," he said. "So I rang 000."

The next 30 minutes were a whirlwind.

"I didn't have time to think about anything," he said, "let alone being scared."

The ambulance operator asked Dean to see if Elise was ready to push.

"She started pushing and suddenly his head was halfway out," Dean said.

"It was a weird feeling. Suddenly I was holding his head in my hand."

Austyn Dean Kelly was born 30 minutes later. Mum and baby are doing well.

Paramedics praise home delivery dad

TAKING control of stressful situations is just part of the job for Gladstone paramedics Carol Worbs and Ron Gibson.

But last Sunday they were able to take a seat on the sidelines, handing the reins over to first-time dad Dean Kelly.

The Gladstone crew was called out to an imminent delivery on January 6.

"We were told the baby was crowning," Carol said.

"Usually with these type of incidents, things move very quickly."

They reacted fast, arriving at the residence 10 minutes after receiving the call.

"We realised we wouldn't be getting to the hospital," Carol said.

"It's safer in that type of situation to stay put."

Carol said the baby's father Dean was already in control of the situation.

"Dean was doing such a good job so he was able to continue and we worked on getting Elise through," she said.

Baby Austyn was born perfectly healthy.

"He had his fingers in his mouth in the first five minutes," Carol said.

Home deliveries are one of the most challenging aspects of the job, and all ambulance officers are trained in delivering babies.

Ron said he had attended two home births in the past three years.

"It's hard because you have two patients - mum and the baby," he said.

"Fast births are usually uncomplicated."

Both officers described Dean's efforts as amazing.

"He was calm and confident," Ron said. "Some dads can be very fearful in this situation.

"They don't like seeing their partners in pain."

For both officers seeing a baby born is a refreshing change from the cases they attend most days.

Paramedics Carol Worbs and Ron Gibson said new dad Dean Kelly did an amazing job delivering his son Austyn Kelly on January 6. (In picture) Paramedic Ron Gibson, new father Dean Kelly and Paramedic Carol Worbs.
Paramedics Carol Worbs and Ron Gibson said new dad Dean Kelly did an amazing job delivering his son Austyn Kelly on January 6. (In picture) Paramedic Ron Gibson, new father Dean Kelly and Paramedic Carol Worbs. Tom Huntley

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