Twins born 2hrs and 50km apart
BORN two hours and almost 50 kilometres apart, these twin boys will have very different tales to tell about how they came into the world.
Late Saturday night Wowan mother Samantha Warry started to get contractions, about a month before her twin boys were due.
She was taken by an ambulance to Rockhampton Hospital, but one of the twins couldn't wait the hour-long drive and at 12.25am on Sunday morning Rowan Morgan was born outside of Westwood in the back of the ambulance.
“He was in a huge hurry,” Samantha said.
She said her partner was following “madly” behind the ambulance in the car and was able to meet his son on Father's Day.
“It was the best present for him,” she said.
Twin Samuel was born two hours later in Rockhampton Hospital by caesarean.
Paramedic and midwife Melinda Askew met the ambulance crew at Westwood to help with the birth and said there was no time for introductions.
“Samantha said she needed to push so it was starting to happen very quickly,” she said.
“Rowan was born in the caul (placenta) which midwives believe is a special thing.”
Melinda said there were many risks involved with the births but was glad the boys were born healthy.
“She had all the risks; we were out of hospital, both babies were in the breech position and they were early as well,” she said.