I have had such an amazing response – thank you – from people who read the transcript that appeared in the Guardian’s Family section last Saturday of the 999 emergency call I made during the birth of my baby son Jacob earlier this year. So many people have said it left them in tears (my writing doesn’t normally have that affect!). A thread about it has even appeared on Mumsnet.com (best to read the link from the bottom up). And since the article was published, the London Ambulance Service has contacted me to arrange a reunion with the operator which is taking place in a couple of weeks.

To see PDFs of the article, as it appeared in the newspaper (including pictures), click jacobbirthpiece1.pdf, then jacobbirthpiece2.pdf.