News

Baby born in car settling in fine at home

Mum Melissa Cattell, Dad Aman Deep Singh, Baby Sophia Preet Singh and Big sister Hamelia Joy Manjit Cattell.
Mum Melissa Cattell, Dad Aman Deep Singh, Baby Sophia Preet Singh and Big sister Hamelia Joy Manjit Cattell. John Gass

THE parents of the baby born in the family car at the Tweed Hospital car park on Wednesday said the drama has brought them closer together.

The baby's father, Aman Singh, said he never knew how brave his partner was until that night and gave her full credit for doing such a great job under testing circumstances.

The baby's mother, Melissa Cattell, said she felt contractions at about midnight Tuesday, but thought she had plenty of time to get to the hospital.

"It all happened so fast," she said.

"One minute I was talking to hospital staff on the phone and monitoring my contractions, the next I was in the car needing to push.

 

"Aman told me to sit in the car and stay calm while he ran in to wake our other daughter Hamelia."

Mr Singh said he threw Hamelia over his shoulders and into the car and they hit the road.

"Half way there Melissa began screaming in pain and I wanted to pull over, but she wanted to hold on as long as she could.

"We made it to the Tweed Heads hospital car park but that's as far as we got.

Mr Singh said by the time he jumped out of the car and ran around to open the passenger door Miss Cattell was already holding the baby.

"The whole thing was a team effort," said Miss Cattell.

Mr Singh said he had a strong message to tell other women not to wait until the last minute.

"Doctors told us we were really lucky there were no complications.

Miss Cattell said quick and easy births ran in her family.

"My sister only had a half hour labor and my cousin an hour," she said.

The couple are now home and settling in with the happy and healthy new addition to their family.

Topics:  tweed hospital



Aussies dominate doubles

TENNIS' FUTURE: Australian Lizette Cabrera hits a backhand shot in a tightly-fought doubles match with Olivia Tjandramulia against Monique Adamczak and Olivia Rogowska at the Tweed Tennis International at Arkinstall Park. Adamczak and Rogowska advanced 6-7 (6) 7-5 (10-5).

Tweed Coast Tennis International heating up.

Casuarina sets the benchmark in Tweed market

Our property market is as strong as it's been since the crisis

Local Partners

WATCH: Justin Bieber grabbed in Germany

A video has emerged of singer Justin Bieber being attacked

Why The Wrong Girl is right for Jessica Marais

Jessica Marais and Ian Meadows in a scene from the TV series The Wrong Girl.

ACTOR makes the sometimes awkward character her own in new comedy.

What's on the small screen this week

Jessica Marais in a scene from the TV series The Wrong Girl.

A NEW romantic comedy debuts while footy codes ramp up for finals.

Airbourne talk drop bears, beer and taxes

Airbourne have a new album coming out and a new tour on the way.  Photo Contributed

Airbourne release album for the aussie battler

Pippa Middleton had 3000 private photos stolen

Author Pippa Middleton

Author's account hacked to access 3000 private photos

Gruen star discovers the body's limits in new hit TV show

Todd Sampson tries out MMA fighting during TV series BodyHack.

Gruen star pushes the limits in new TV series

Casuarina sets the benchmark in Tweed market

Our property market is as strong as it's been since the crisis

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record

SOLD: Historic hotel finds new owner

Post Office Hotel Grafton

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Pub in new hands and heading in a brand new direction

Peppers Airlie Beach put on the market

ON THE MARKET: Peppers Airlie Beach is being for recievership sale by CBRE Hotels and PRD Nationwide Airlie Beach.

Peppers Airlie Beach is being offered for sale.