Alyssa Griffiths, a Sydney paramedic, has always wanted to be a part of a roadside delivery. The unexpected change of events that occurred last Saturday, however, was not in the 33-year-old mother of two’s plans. When the medical personnel advised her to come in early, Alyssa told the Manly Observer that she had no warning signals the baby was coming, despite the fact that she was already a week late. “My waters burst on the walkway as my sister brought us down to the vehicle, and I thought to myself, ‘Oh gosh, this is happening now,'” Alyssa recounts. Max Griffiths, Alyssa’s fiancé, a 30-year-old plumber, swiftly hustled his laboring wife into the car.
“‘You need to drive so fast,’ I told Max,’ she explains. He kept telling me that we’d be OK and be at the hospital on time, but he didn’t seem to understand. ‘Don’t worry, we’ll make it,’ he continued saying “.. As the panicked couple attempted to phone Triple Zero from a busy thoroughfare on Sydney’s northern beaches, it became evident that this would be a roadside birth. “You’re not getting it, I’m pushing,” Alyssa remembers yelling at Max as he pulled over, opened the vehicle door, and crouched down in the gutter as trucks drove by.
“Another water delivery was on my agenda. Aromatherapy, dark lighting, and plenty of morphine Instead, I’m sitting in the front seat with my back arched and my feet propped up on the dashboard, feeling as if I’m being ᴍᴜʀᴅᴇʀᴇᴅ! “Alyssa cracks a wry smile. The couple’s memories of the following moment will last a lifetime. “So I run around and take her trousers down halfway and there’s a baby’s head right there,” Max told the Manly Observer, visibly shaken. “It was the most ᴇxᴄʀᴜᴄɪᴀᴛɪɴɢ ᴘᴀɪɴ,” Alyssa adds, “the ᴘᴀɪɴ was holy crap level.” “All I knew was that once I pushed this baby out, everything would end, so I gave the most massive push I could think of, and baby shot out.”
And he was caught by his father. Thankfully, an ᴀᴍʙᴜʟᴀɴᴄᴇ came shortly after, along with her sister, who had come along for support and managed to snap some amazing images and videos. After that, the tired couple was transferred to Northern Beaches Hospital to recover and tell their story. Their second child, a young boy named Jack Manly, is doing well and will no sure appreciate hearing about his eventful birth when he grows up.