Natalie Lucas Becomes A Hero
It was a typical work day for Natalie Lucas when Tessa Rider and her husband, Matt Jones, came to the pool for a swim. Tessa had been experiencing hip pain, particularly after her pregnancy continued beyond her baby’s due date. Swimming seemed to ease the discomfort.
Natalie wasn’t concerned at first, but she soon observed that Tessa was having a hard time. She watched as Tessa, using a pool noodle to rest on, began struggling to get out of the pool.
“She had a [pool] noodle to try to release some stress from all that weight on the front of her, I’m guessing, and then she began crawling out of the pool… and I was like, okay, I need to go check to make sure everything’s okay there,” said Natalie.
As Natalie went to check on Tessa, she saw that Tessa’s water had broken, and she heard Matt announce that Tessa was in labor and a baby was on the way!