Mother de Granville, baby “is fine” after his birth in the car
A week after having to give birth by the side of the road, Granville’s mother Christine Arjoon and her new baby boy, Adonai, are doing well.
She said she was grateful for all the support she received from the public.
Last Monday, Arjoon gave birth in a car parked by the side of the road in Otaheite on her way to San Fernando General Hospital.
At the time, there were no emergency departments in and around Point Fortin as the old hospital is a reduction facility for covid19 patients and the new hospital is now reserved for covid19 patients.
Additionally, there were no ambulances available to take him to one of the nearest health facilities for emergency services – Siparia Health Facility and San Fernando Hospital.
She and her husband Ricardo were then living with a family member in Cap-de-Ville and started having contractions around 3 a.m.
Ricardo was driving and his sister Kelene was accompanying them. They tried their luck at the new Point Fortin hospital, but to no avail.
They couldn’t make it to San Fernando in time and Christine began to smell the baby “starting to come out” near Aadi Marketing Ltd in southern Oropouche.
It was there that Kelene and Ricardo helped deliver the baby – the couple’s third child – before continuing to the hospital.
In a Facebook post this week, Christine thanked God for “putting people in my life at just the right time.
“Ricardo Arjoon, you are a perfect father and mate but last week I think you went beyond that. This week I saw things in you that I didn’t know existed. I really don’t know how I would have done without you You are my pillar of strength and I know it was hard for you but you never made me feel that way For all that you did and all that you do, thank you.
“To my sister-in-law aka midwife Kelene Arjoon: I know it was beyond your imagination, I want you to know you did well. I know you were extremely anxious but you acted like everything was normal and I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. “
She also thanked the reporters for “highlighting our story so that no one (else) has to go through it.”
“Thank you to everyone who called, texted and prayed for us. It was not a pleasant experience but by the grace of God we are doing well.”
Speaking to Newsday on Wednesday afternoon, she said she and the baby “are doing fine”.
The last time Newsday spoke to her, she hadn’t decided on the baby’s name yet, but she said it was Adonai, and they’re still deciding on her middle name. “
She has two other sons, Messiah and Alessandro.
Other family members told Newsday the couple tried on a girl for the third time.
They said Ricardo still hasn’t given up on this dream. But for now, Christine told Newsday: “Store closed”.