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Dad wants to train as midwife after delivering two of his own children

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published May 5, 2018, 2:17 pm IST
Updated May 5, 2018, 2:17 pm IST
Lee said that he is in awe of midwives who do such a brilliant job every day.
Second child  Alice came into the world in the car park at Kent’s Tunbridge Wells Hospital and latest addition Rosie came at home.
 Second child Alice came into the world in the car park at Kent’s Tunbridge Wells Hospital and latest addition Rosie came at home.

When his wife went into labour early, Lee Brindle knew he would have to deliver his and wife Samantha’s third born on his own.

Incredibly, this was not the first time construction worker Lee, 36, found himself in this terrifying situation.

 

It turns out that he had delivered their second child in a hospital car park after they were again caught short.

The father is now considering changing career to become a midwife.

Speaking about it, Lee said that he is in awe of midwives who do such a brilliant job every day.

“We need more in the UK and it’s something I’m passionate about, so I’m looking into retraining. I’ve delivered two of my own children and to qualify you have to deliver 40 babies, so I’ve only got 38 to go,” he said.

Samantha, 34, thinks he is just the man for the job. She says of his latest heroics: “It’s hard not to think afterwards of the things that could have gone wrong, but in the moment Lee kept me very calm.

She added than they have three children so it’s not the ideal time for him to give up his job and go back to school, but he would be a brilliant midwife.

Their firstborn, son Bobbie, now eight, arrived after a straightforward eight-hour labour at London’s St Thomas’ Hospital.

But next child Alice, now five, came into the world in the car park at Kent’s Tunbridge Wells Hospital — and latest addition Rosie came last  week, at home, weighing 6lb 2oz.

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