Elish Bilbee one of the midwives involved in Waiheke’s second dramatic ferry birth

Waiheke’s second dramatic ferry birth in less than five months took place last Friday evening on the 8pm sailing to Auckland. The mother, who is happy to maintain her privacy amidst all the excitement, is at home on Waiheke enjoying precious moments with her healthy new baby girl. As she rushed to catch the 8pm sailing, she was accompanied by two skilled midwives. Former bank manager turned midwife Elisha Bilbee says there were only two other people on board, and although the duo had everything they needed they had to be a bit resourceful. • Sophie Boladeras

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