Alyssa Stevens holds her newborn child.

As a paramedic, Alyssa Stevens is used to dealing with the unexpected but nothing could have prepared her for giving birth to her son on the side of Warringah Road.

“It escalated really, really quickly,” Alyssa said.

“Probably when we got out onto the footpath outside my house – I realised this wasn’t my plan.

“When I got outside the house, my waters broke. “I just kept telling Max (partner), you have to drive quickly – he was driving so slowly and I was thinking, he is not getting this.”

The Balgowlah paramedic said within seconds of pulling in to the side of the road, she had delivered Jack Manly Griffiths, with the help of her partner Max and Control Centre Assistant Lara Crampton who was on the other end of the phone giving critical instructions to the couple.

“I had Triple Zero on speaker,” Max said.

“They said you’re going to have to pull over and an ambulance will come to you.

“They said I had to check to see if I could see the head and if it was yes, then I’d have to deliver him.

“I checked and I could see the head.”

Alyssa still can’t believe what occurred that day.

“Max literally just caught our baby and that was it, it was just insane,” she said.

Control Centre Communications Assistant Lara Crampton was on the other end of the line giving Max and Alyssa advice on what to do next.

“Her partner wasn’t too keen to pull over but thankfully he did, and minutes later the baby was born,” Lara said.

“I’ve delivered four or five babies but this was definitely the most hectic, on the side of Pittwater Road, they couldn’t have picked a busier location.

“You could hear the joy pour through the phone when Jack was born, it felt like I was there with them.”

Alyssa Stevens at hospital after giving birth.

Alyssa still can’t believe what occurred that day.

“Max literally just caught our baby and that was it, it was just insane,” she said.

Control Centre Communications Assistant Lara Crampton was on the other end of the line giving Max and Alyssa advice on what to do next.

“Her partner wasn’t too keen to pull over but thankfully he did, and minutes later the baby was born,” Lara said.

“I’ve delivered four or five babies but this was definitely the most hectic, on the side of Pittwater Road, they couldn’t have picked a busier location.

“You could hear the joy pour through the phone when Jack was born, it felt like I was there with them.”