Impromptu midwives save the day in Coin

EASTER Friday was a day that will provide stories for years to come for one Coin family and a group of police officers, who had to serve as impromptu midwives.

The Local Police force received a call at 8.45am to say that a woman had gone into labour at home and needed help. While a group of officers headed for the home on Calle Teniente Coronel de la Rubia, a patrol was sent to the health centre to find medical staff.

Upon their arrival at the home the officers found the baby didn’t intend to wait for doctors to arrive and they had to quickly step in to keep the mother calm as her child was born.

The baby’s North African father explained that this child, their fifth, had been born unexpectedly quickly. “I called for our neighbor because I didn’t know what to do,” explained the proud father, who said he was sure they would choose a Coin name for the baby and added that they were extremely grateful to the neighbor and officers for their help.

A police force spokesman later said that although births were certainly not a normal part of officers’ work, and in fact it was the first time the officers had found themselves in such a situation, they were very happy to have been able to help.

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