Five days overdue, baby makes hasty delivery enroute to hospital

Harry Sullivan
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Enfiled firefighters, paramedics and RCMP credited with speedy, efficient service

Crystal Fisher can only hope her new daughter is not always this pushy.
Five days overdue and with contractions down to two minutes apart, she and husband Richard Diplock were enroute to the IWK when the unborn baby determined she just wasn't going to wait any longer.
"She decided maybe now was the time and that was it," Crystal chuckled, from her hospital bed Friday afternoon, after giving birth to a healthy, eight lb. girl about 16 hours earlier in the parking lot of the Enfield RCMP detachment.
The adventure for the Stewiacke-area couple began about 9 p.m. when Crystal first began contractions. During the birth of their first child 21 months earlier, her contractions lasted 24 hours and so, based on that experience, she and Richard decided to try to get some rest before heading to the hospital.
"We thought we had a little bit of time," she said.
It wasn't long however, before the contractions progressed and within a span of 10 minutes they had gone from five minutes apart to two minutes.
"But we still thought we had time to get to the hospital," Crystal said.
Baby determined otherwise, however, and as they neared the Elmsdale exit, Crystal instructed her husband to head for the Enfield RCMP detachment.
"By the time we got parked," my baby was pushing."

For the full story, see Saturday's Truro Daily News.

Organizations: RCMP, Truro Daily News

Geographic location: Stewiacke, Elmsdale

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