Hello baby! Police assist Sydney mum giving birth on the M7 motorway 

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When NSW Police officer Andrew Mazan began his shift on Tuesday, we’re willing to bet he had no inkling that he would be helping to deliver a baby before he even got a lunch break. 

The Senior Constable was patrolling the busy M7 motorway in Sydney at approximately 10.30am on June 2 when he was flagged down by a passing motorist who most definitely appeared to be in a spot of trouble. The driver revealed that his partner was in full-blown labour and their baby did not appear inclined to wait to get to the hospital! 

Hello baby!

Baby born on the M7 motorway

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Quickly realising the urgency of the situation, Constable Mazan directed the couple to move their car into a nearby breakdown bay and called for help. His colleague, Sergeant Vince Conciatore, arrived first, while Constable Mazan got straight on the phone to the NSW Ambulance Service, who immediately began coaching the police officers over the phone as to what to expect as the baby made its way into the world.  

Thankfully, paramedics soon arrived to assist and the mother was moved into a waiting ambulance, however the ordeal wasn’t over yet. With the baby girl well and truly on the way, there was no choice but to help mum give birth to her very impatient baby in the ambulance, right there on the side of the highway.  

Baby born on the M7 motorway

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What an entrance! 

Sharing the story on the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command – NSW Police Force Facebook page, NSW Police were proud to announce the arrival of tiny Mille April Carpenter, who is now the littlest of three lovely sisters – welcomed into the world by her proud mum and dad, police and ambulance, and the whole of the M7 motorway.  

“Well done Mum and Dad, glad we were on the road to assist you,” police wrote.  

Little Mille sure knows how to make an entrance! Congratulations to this gorgeous family. 


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