SAFELY snuggled in her parents’ arms little Georgia has no idea what a stir she has caused.
But for Nicky and Jason Reed her birth will always be a night to remember after dad Jason was left alone to deliver his daughter at their Huntingdon Avenue, Bradley, home.
The valve engineer couldn’t believe his ears when his wife screamed to say their baby was coming.
Nicky, 27, had only just come off the phone to midwives at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. They said she was in the early stages of labour and advised her to take two painkillers and have a bath.
The mum-of-one was already 10 days overdue and was just days from being induced.
She said: “I don’t think they could have predicted it even if they had been here.
“It all happened that fast.
“I’d had a contraction while I was speaking to the midwife on the phone and she said it didn’t sound too bad.
“She told me to try to get comfortable and to ring back when it got worse.
“I went to stand up and was sick. Then my waters broke and I just screamed: ‘The baby’s coming!’
“It was absolute chaos, but Jason was fantastic.”
The couple – who already have a three-year- old son, Alfie – called an ambulance immediately.
Jason, 29, clutched the phone in one hand and the baby’s head in the other as he spoke to the operator.
But while he was listening to instructions Nicky had another contraction and suddenly delivered the baby into her husband’s hands.
Georgia was born at 3.01am on October 5, weighing 8lb 1oz.
Jason said: “I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. I just got my hand on the baby’s head to support it. The rest is a blur.
“The thing that was worrying me most was what to do if the cord was wrapped around her neck.
“When she came out I couldn’t tell if she was breathing and she wasn’t crying. She just lay there staring into space.
“The ambulance person on the phone told me to wrap her up warm and wait for the ambulance to arrive.
“I’m still getting my head around it all.”
The couple had to wait a long 25 minutes before an ambulance arrived – from Pudsey.
Nicky had to lay still on the sofa holding Georgia, who was still attached to her via the umbilical cord.
Forty minutes after the birth a midwife arrived to help Nicky deliver the placenta.
Mum and daughter were taken to hospital for checks, but allowed home later that morning.
Nicky said: “I think were all in shock afterwards. It made quite a mess of the living room too. I might have to get a new carpet!
Jason added: “We all shed a few tears later.
“I don’t think it will really hit me until I get back to work.”