Victorian father-of-three Jake Jauhari has described his gratitude for the ‘unsung heroes’ who arrived to the side of a road to deliver his wife’s twin boys before saving one of their lives.
The twin boys Colbhi and Wilbur Jauhari were delivered by paramedics on the Calder Freeway one year ago today.
Courtney Jauhari was 33 weeks pregnant when she realised her twin babies were on their way while still at her Trentham East home, 90 kilometres from Melbourne’s women’s hospital.
Twin boys Colbhi and Wilbur Jauhari (pictured) were delivered by paramedics on the Calder Freeway one year ago on Tuesday
Courtney Jauhari was 33 weeks pregnant when she realised her twin babies were on their way while still at her Trentham East home
‘By the time we got just before the freeway Courtney was checking her contractions and they were so close together we knew that we weren’t going to make it.’ Mr Jauhari told Daily Mail Australia.
Mrs Jauhari’s contractions were just two minutes apart and knew they were in desperate need of help from emergency services.
‘When we called 000 they basically said pull over, put your hazards on and then get ready because if she needs to start pushing then you’re going to have to help deliver these babies.
Compared to the birth of the couple’s first child, who turns three-years-old next month, the process was significantly different.
‘Oscar’s birth was pretty cruisy, we had heaps of time and that’s the kind of mindset I was in.’
However that quickly changed when it soon became obvious Mr Jauhari was going to be the one to deliver the babies.
Victorian father-of-three Jake Jauhari has described his gratitude for the ‘unsung heroes’ who pulled up on the side of the road and delivered Colbhi and Wilbur
The emergency service operator began to outline what he could use and how he could prepare for the babies’ birth.
‘They asked if we had any clean towels which we didn’t and I was like ”no” but Courtney had a dressing gown on, so we thought we could do that.
‘Then they asked if we had any safety pins, which we found out later can be used to clamp the cord, and didn’t have anything like that either, so yeah it was getting a bit full on.’
The couple got Mrs Jauhari into one of the front seat and put the seat down and then her waters broke.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy watches paramedic Scott (right) give Lily Webb-Johnson who he treated after she was crushed between two cars
Ollie Bloomfield (left) the brother of Lily Webb-Johnson who was also crushed in accident speaks to Steve Ord an AMA community officer who attended her accident in front of an Air Ambulance
Luckily and just in time, the paramedics could be seen approaching.
‘After the waters broke it was around 30 seconds later when I saw the flashing lights coming around the corner.
‘Once the ambulance pulled up, I was super relieved. It was crazy really. I was so relieved.’
‘They got out and checked on Courtney and put her on the stretcher and off they went. And then on the freeway – the first exit off the freeway, that’s when Colbhi was born.
‘It was probably only 15 minutes after we had met up with the ambulance. He was crying and fine.’
Wilbur was born at the next exit, but he was white, like a sheet, unresponsive and his chest was flat. He then went into cardiac arrest twice.
Ambulance Victoria CEO Tony Walker said Thank a Paramedic Day was an opportunity for the public to share their own stories and thank paramedics
‘They had to incubate him with a tiny little tube to help him breathe and basically just had to do CPR a few times and it was crazy.
‘He’s perfect now, his checks have gone really well.’
Both Mr and Mrs Jauhari have nothing but thanks for the team that helped them deliver the twins, especially on Thank A Paramedic Day.
Ambulance Victoria CEO Tony Walker said Thank a Paramedic Day was an opportunity for the public to share their own stories and give thanks for the efforts of paramedics.
‘Days like today make me proud to be a paramedic and to lead an organisation so dedicated to patient care,’ Associate Professor Walker said.
‘Paramedics treat and transport people every day, usually in times of great need, but then move on to the next case, never knowing the outcome of the care that they have provided.
‘Paramedics don’t seek or expect thanks, but messages from patients can mean the world to paramedics to know that their efforts are appreciated.’