The Sun : Audio reveals moment dad uses coronavirus mask to tie umbilical cord as wife gives birth in hospital parking lot

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A FAST thinking father used a coronavirus face mask to cut his child's umbilical cord, after his wife gave birth in a parking lot when they were locked out of the hospital.

Shocking audio captured the moment Sarah Patrick delivered their healthy baby boy on the pavement outside Baptist Health Louisville.

Navi Bond Patrick was born on the pavement outside of Baptist Health Louisville
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David and Sarah Patrick were locked outside of the hospital when her waters broke
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David and Sarah Patrick – who already had two other children together – drove to hospital in the early hours of May 9 after the pregnant mother woke with contractions.

When they tried to enter the Women First pavilion at the hospital the first set of automatic doors opened – but the second set wouldn't budge.

With panic settling in, they tried another set of doors but found they were also locked.

Ms Patrick's water broke as she stood on the road by a parking garage, with her husband frantically calling 911 for help.

Mr Patrick plead on the phone: "She is literally on the floor in the parking lot, she cannot get up."

His wife is heard in agony in the background of the call as Mr Patrick explained she had
"almost collapsed in front if the labour and delivery sign."

Mr Patrick told The Journal it was around 30 or 40 degrees outside where his wife lay in pain.

He added: "I'm not a doctor. I don't have a number to reach anyone in the building. We're basically in a concrete wilderness."

A 911 dispatcher explained to Mr Patrick how to help deliver his son.

Mr Patrick said his wife screamed 'He's coming, he's coming!', so he put down his phone and suddenly saw "about a third of the top of my new son's head."

He added: "I was like, 'Oh my gosh. This is really happening.'"

the proud father said around 10 to 15 seconds later the newborn's body "just flips out like a fish."

The baby arrived safely on the ground and Mr Patrick wrapped their new son in his leather jacket.

The dispatcher then told Mr Patrick to bind his new son's umbilical cord, so he rummaged through a bag to try to find something he could use.

Mr Patrick said: "We both had boots on, so we didn't have shoe strings available."

His grandmother had knitted some coronavirus face masks for his family – which he then used to cut the cord.

An ambulance and several nurses finally arrived to take Ms Patrick and her baby inside.

"Congratulations, you did wonderful," the 911 dispatcher told the proud and very relieved dad.

The newborn baby boy, Navi Bond Patrick – who weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces – and his brave mom are both perfectly healthy.

The couple said the hospital's security director visited them to apologize for the incident.

Mr Patrick said the Baptist Health nurses and doctors were "wonderful" and that no hard feelings were held after the locked door drama.

He added: "It was even the least complicated delivery of the three kids. And for my wife, they asked on a scale of 1 to 10 what her pain level was, with 10 being the highest, and she said a 1 and maybe needed ibuprofen. That's all she took."



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