Young Dad delivered his son at side of road with paramedics on phone

Delivery: Owen Reen helped deliver his own son
Delivery: Owen Reen helped deliver his own son

A Kerry father who helped deliver his son at the side of the road spoke of his relief that both mother and baby Jayden are doing fine.

20-year-old Owen Reen was taking his pregnant partner, Rebecca Cremin, to hospital on Friday evening as she was complaining of pain even though she was not due for another five weeks.

However, the baby had other ideas.

Rebecca's waters broke during the journey and the emergency services advised them that the best option would be to stop and help deliver the baby.

The paramedics stayed on the phone and his son was delivered with their guidance.

Having left the house at 7pm to go to Kerry University Hospital, Jayden was born 40 minutes later just outside Killarney.

Owen told the Irish Independent that “Jayden is getting fantastic care. We really want to thank everyone at KUH and all the paramedics for their help".

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