Portland woman gives birth on the side of the road

Kyra Gillespie
By Kyra Gillespie
Updated April 5 2022 - 9:44pm, first published 7:30am
Portland mum Jessa Laws with daughter Astrid, who was born on the side of the road in Port Fairy this morning. Picture: Supplied

A Portland woman was forced to give birth on the side of the road while on her way to Warrnambool because her closest hospital is without maternity service.

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Kyra Gillespie

Kyra Gillespie

Journalist

Multi-platform journalist and digital / social producer for Australian Community Media, covering all the latest news across south-west Victoria. Got a news tip? Get in touch: kyra.gillespie@austcommunitymedia.com.au | 0475 951 618