Newborn not breathing brought back to life by paramedics
In a heart-wrenching video from More4 999: On the Frontline paramedics are seen working feverishly in a race against time after a baby's heart stops just moments after his home birth.
It is a heart-wrenching moment for the paramedics called to the scene.
They are working feverishly in a race against time after a baby's heart has stopped beating just moments after his home birth.
Simon Lees and Chelsie Kennedy arrive at the patient's apartment in Coventry, which was filmed as part of More4's new documentary series 999: On the Front Line, and immediately launch into a desperate bid to save the newborn's precious life using their thumbs to give CPR.
His panic-stricken father Mohammad watches helplessly, as his wife Syad lies on the floor, her legs just visible in a pool of fluids still attached to the baby by the umbilical chord.
The baby goes without a pulse for six long minutes before the duo miraculously bring him back to laugh, sighing with relief as the newborn sounds its first cries.
'It's one of the best things I have ever heard, I couldn't believe it. What is the chance of getting a baby back after six minutes?' Chelsie says.
The parents name their baby Yasin, and four months after his birth the cute tot is thriving and healthy.
The paramedics work feverishly on the newborn baby, who is still attached to his mother by the umbilical chord
Panic-stricken father Mohammad watches on helplessly as they try and revive his son who's heart stopped breathing moments after he was born
Simon Lees and Chelsie Kennedy arrive at the patient's apartment in Coventry, which was filmed as part of More4's new documentary series 999: On the Front Line
The father Mohammad, is unable to do anything but watch as the paramedics use their thumbs to give the baby CPR.
The baby lies motionless on the floor of the room as they administer a suction pump to his mouth.
'After three minutes your brain is starved of oxygen. The chances of survival become a lot less,' Chelsie warns in the clip ahead of the programme which airs tonight.
'There's a small suction unit in the maternity pack, that you have to suck on to clear the baby's mouth and airway,' Chelsie explains as the dramatic scenes unfold.
Luckily just seconds later the tot gives a weak cry just as Chelsie and Simon cut the baby's umbilical chord.
An emotional Mohammad is thrilled to hear his new son's first cry, while Chelsie and Simon relive the wonderful moment.
'You're waiting for that initial cough, that snort, that cry anything,' Simon says.
Four months after the series was filmed adorable Yasin is healthy and thriving. His mother Syad is thrilled with their new addition
Yasin's father Mohammad was a bag of nerves the night of his son's birth but he couldn't be happier that the paramedics were able to save him
Simon relives the wonderful moment, saying he was just praying the baby would make a sound and fight to stay alive
The paramedics wrap a blanket around the baby and rub it to warm him up as Simon adds: 'It's not over by a long shot.
'But it gives you hope that the baby is fighting as hard as you are.'
On the Front Line follows the paramedics and technicians of the West Midlands Ambulance Service as they respond to medical emergencies across the region, many of which are happening at the same time.
999 On the Frontline starts on More4, tonight (Wednesday) at 9pm