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  •   Home > News > Living & Travel

    A water birth like no other this morning in Auckland's Harbour

    A water birth like no other this morning in Auckland's Harbour


    A woman has given birth on a Fullers ferry from Waiheke to Auckland City.

    Waiheke Island resident Noel Barkley and his wife had been waiting for the 8 o'clock ferry back to the island which, he was told, had been delayed due to a medical emergency.

    He says the two-hundred or so people waiting on the dock were a bit worried when they saw a woman being carried off the ferry on a stretcher.

    But the atmosphere soon lifted when they saw a man following clutching a shawl.

    When the man confirmed it was a baby, there were cheers and tears shared by all.

    A St John Ambulance spokeswoman confirmed the baby had been born before staff arrived but they took them to Auckland City Hospital - where mother and baby are doing well.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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