Farm birth nothing to kid
MANY four-legged kids have been born at Collingwood
Children's Farm, but never a two-legged one . . . until
Brunswick woman Nicole Allard gave birth to Saskia under a peppercorn tree at the farm on Sunday
goat born at the farm later that day has been named Saskia in her honour.
and her partner Julian Elliott, both doctors, were on a family outing with
their two children when the 36-year-old went into labour.
had been aid workers in Cambodia for the past three years.
pair only returned home to Melbourne so they could have their baby in a
local hospital, not knowing she would be born at a farm instead.
after trying to walk to her car, Nicole knew she wasn't going to make it to
the hospital in time.
farm staff fetched towels and cordoned off the area, Julian delivered his
daughter under a peppercorn tree, with their children watching on.
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
and baby are doing well, with Saskia a healthy
Collingwood Children's Farm assistant manager Frank
Palomares said the happy event came as quite a
shock to staff.
farmers are trained to deliver animals, but not humans," he said.