Girl, three, calls 999 after pregnant mum falls down stairs
23 December 2015
From the section Somerset
Media caption”Mummy’s fallen down the stairs and has a baby in her tummy”
A three-year-old girl helped her heavily-pregnant mother call 999 after she fell down the stairs.
In the call, Emma, who was alone in the house in Somerset with her mother Catherine, told the emergency operator what had happened and where they lived.
She told call handler Sarah Morris her mummy was not bleeding but had banged her head and “has a baby in her tummy”.
Since the accident, which happened in November, Catherine has successfully given birth to Emma’s little brother.
Catherine, whose surname has not been released, was in labour when she fell. If the ambulance had not taken her to hospital to get the drugs she needed, her baby would have arrived seven weeks early.
She had landed on her stomach and it is believed the impact started labour.
Catherine had ruptured her placenta so if she had not got help, the medical emergency would have become far more serious.
Although Emma had not been told about dialling 999, her five-year-old brother had been learning about the emergency services at school and round the dinner table the family had a discussion with him about what to do.
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