A Tasmanian woman received an early present on Christmas morning when she gave birth to a baby girl underneath her Christmas tree. The woman was wrapping presents at her home in Gagebrook, north of Hobart, when she went into labour.She gave birth to the girl shortly after 12:00am (AEDT).
Bruce Connor from the Tasmanian Ambulance Service says crews arrived to find the woman in the first stages of labour.
"I would assume the patient was in labour to a point where delivery was imminent and rather than being able to move to the ambulance to proceed to hospital, they had to deliver the baby at the house," he said. Mr Connor says the birth went well and it is a great way to bring in the festive period.
"To deliver one at 12:06am on Christmas Day is a special event for us, especially under the Christmas tree at home and I believe that the intensive care paramedic was wearing a pair of antlers at the time," he said.