Roadside baby stable after birth complications
UPDATE 11AM: THERE is some good news from the proud dad of a baby born by the side of the road this morning.
Little Beau Douglas Olsen, who suffered complications after his sudden arrival on Redbank Plains road about 5am, is in a stable condition at the Mater Hospital.
The little fella is baby number seven for Redbank Plains couple Shane and Tanarra Olsen, who had to get up early this morning after mum started getting pains,
"Tanarra woke up at 4.30am with pains and it was about 5am when we decided we should go to hospital," Mr Olsen said.
"We pulled up near the historical society building on Redbank Plains Rd there and rang for an ambulance, but Beau arrived about five minutes before they arrived."
Beau experienced a problem with one of the valves in his heart, which prevented adequate oxygen from getting into the back of the organ.
Doctors have put the new-born on oxygen to stabilize him and Mr Olsen said Beau was now doing well.
Mum has been discharged from hospital.
"I was a bit emotional this morning but knowing that Beau is stable now, a weight has been lifted," Mr Olsen said.
EARLIER: A NEWBORN has been transported from Ipswich Hospital to a Brisbane hospital after a roadside birth early this morning.
The baby was delivered by the mother and father close to the roundabout on Redbank Plains Rd near the Cunningham Highway at Redbank Plains shortly after 5am.
It is understood an emergency medical dispatcher at 000 assisted the parents with the delivery.
Paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after the birth at about 5.30am and transported mother and child to the city before the decision was taken to move the child to Brisbane.