It was Aly’s first baby. Living out on a farm between Cheviot and Kaikoura, Aly’s pregnancy went 11 days overdue, and she was booked into Kaikoura Hospital to be induced.

When labour didn’t go to plan, mum and baby had to be moved fast!

The night before her induction, Aly’s contractions began. Despite medical interventions at the hospital things were not going as planned and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched.

Crewman and Paramedic, Rob explains that “It was a lifesaving mission, two lives in fact. The longer the labour went on the more stress it placed on the mother and baby. These are time critical missions.”

Ally with baby Archer
It was a lifesaving mission, two lives in fact.