Koral gives mum a helping hand

WHEN he is old enough to have children of his own, Ipswich youngster Koral McGrath will know exactly what to do.According to his mum Lynda, six-year-old Koral stayed entirely calm when she went into labour in the early hours of the morning.

WHEN he is old enough to have children of his own, Ipswich youngster Koral McGrath boy will know exactly what to do.

According to his mum Lynda, young six-year-old Koral stayed entirely calm when she went into labour in the early hours of the morning.

Miss McGrath, 23, of Cowslip Close, Ipswich, managed to call an ambulance when she woke up with contractions at 3am, but by the time the ambulance arrived, the baby was close to being born and paramedics decided there was no time for anything but a home delivery.

She said: "Koral woke up when the paramedics arrived, and he held my hand throughout. He was ever so calm. He was saying 'push mum'. I don't know how he knew what to say."

The little boy stayed with his mum throughout the entire delivery, telling her when he saw the baby emerging and encouraging her by telling her how well she was doing.

When the paramedics asked for a towel to wrap the newly-born little boy, who weighed in at a healthy 7lb 8oz, Koral went and fetched one.

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Miss McGrath said: "The paramedics said he was brilliant. We're all really proud of him."

Mum and baby spent a night in hospital before returning home last weekend. Both are doing well, and Koral's little brother has been named Remerez Kia.

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