Police help woman give birth to seventh son in Melbourne home

Two quick-thinking police officers have been praised for helping a woman deliver her newborn baby at a home in Melbourne.

The woman’s 10-year-old son made a frantic call to triple zero around 2.45am this morning after his mother went into labour at their family home on Edington Way in Craigieburn.

Police and paramedics were both sent to the house, however two female police officers were the first to arrive on the scene.


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They leaped into action and helped the woman deliver her seventh son safe and sound.

“Police arrived first and realised the boy’s mother was close to giving birth,” police said in a statement.

“The two female Constables leaped into action and contacted an on-call medical service to talk them through the birth process.”

The woman her newborn son were then conveyed to hospital by ambulance under a police escort.