A paramedic and emergency call handler who saved a baby's life when she was born with the umbilical cord around her neck will be reunited with the family to celebrate her first birthday.
Michelle Barber, 33, and her husband had been trying to have a baby for several years and eventually conceived Ella through IVF.
Despite it being her first baby, when Michelle went into labour at their home in Long Eaton on the morning of 15th August, it became clear that she would not have time to get to hospital to give birth so her sister Joanne Lambert rang 999.
Baby Ella was not breathing when she was born at 8.24am and had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck.
- You can listen to the 999 call of the birth below:
- Video Credit: East Midlands Ambulance Service
East Midlands Ambulance Service emergency call handler Joanne Shepherd was able to give advice over the phone until paramedic Amanda Bird arrived and used specialist equipment designed to resuscitate babies to save Ella's life.
To celebrate her first birthday, Ella, Michelle and sister Joanne, will be reunited with paramedic Amanda and emergency call handler Joanne for the first time since Ella was born.
Paramedic Amanda Bird, based at Raynesway Ambulance Station in Derby, explained that without immediate medical attention, Ella would not be celebrating her first birthday.