Her friend Sam Wallace was with her for much of the labour and the caesarian, and cut the umbilical cord. Her partner, Collin Riddiford, who is squeamish, was outside of the delivery room sending updates to friends and family.
Lyndsey has a teenage daughter who was born at the old hospital and hadn’t been in the new maternity ward before.
“It’s more than I expected, just amazing, and the staff were phenomenal,” she said. “Everyone was so much help.”
Special gifts were also delivered for Claire because she was the first baby of the year.
Lyndsey almost had the baby on her own birthday, which is Jan. 7.
Although she is sore she is enjoying time with her newborn, who is a good sleeper.
“She’s the calmest baby I’ve ever dealt with and she’s wonderful,” she added. “I didn’t know I could feel so much pain and yet be so happy.”