polo vans first baby of 2018 born on laundry room floor
The first baby born on southern Vancouver Island in 2018 made a dramatic entrance Monday, delivered on the floor of the family laundry room with her father help and coaching from a 911 dispatcher.
Rob Tuit, 33, described the experience as blur as he and his wife, Elaine Tuit, welcomed their second child early Jan. 1. after her water broke, as instructed by the couple doctor.
He said he followed the emergency dispatcher directions, gathering towels and helping his wife lay on the floor in the laundry room, adjacent to the washroom where she had been standing.
I can see the crown of the head, and the dispatcher says, I going to walk you through this now. I wasn quite ready to hear those words, Tuit said, laughing.
What made the experience especially neat was that it involved the whole family, Tuit said, adding that his two year old daughter Jorie watched the entire delivery while standing at her mother head.
had my daughter bring me my running shoe so I could grab a lace out of it and tie off the umbilical cord, he said. after that the paramedics showed up. added that the couple is pro hospital and hadn planned to have a home birth.
very fortunate there were no complications, he said.
The family lives in the Victoria area community of Brentwood Bay. Tuit said his wife works for the provincial government and he is a firefighter,
something he believes helped him stay calm during the surprise delivery.