Farm birth nothing to kid about
A baby goat born at the farm later that day has been named Saskia in her honour.
Nicole and her partner Julian Elliott, both doctors, were on a family outing with their two children when the 36-year-old went into labour.
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But, after trying to walk to her car, Nicole knew she wasn't going to make it to the hospital in time.
After farm staff fetched towels and cordoned off the area, Julian delivered his daughter under a peppercorn tree, with their children watching on.
"It was beautiful to have a child outside," Nicole said.
thing I'm most relieved about is that I delivered there and not one of the
other places I was last week, like
Mother and baby are doing well, with Saskia a healthy 3.5kg.
Collingwood Children's Farm assistant manager Frank Palomares said the happy event came as quite a shock to staff.
"Our farmers are trained to deliver animals, but not humans," he said.