A baby has been born at the Harvey Hospital for the first time in seven years. Sophie Hall arrived last month, surprising her parents Sami and Tavis, who were not expecting her for another six weeks. Mr and Mrs Hall said they were “over the moon” and Sophie was doing well despite being born prematurely at just 34 weeks. “I didn’t believe my waters had broken because I still had a while to go,” Mrs Hall said. The expecting mother said she didn’t want to make her husband drive to Bunbury if it was just a false alarm, because he had to get up at 3am the next morning to milk cows. But it was no false alarm. Upon arriving at the hospital, an ambulance was called, but Sophie could not wait and was born in Harvey. “The team kept saying they didn’t do births in Harvey, but a helicopter was going to take four hours to arrive,” she said. Mr Hall believes if he had driven to Bunbury, Sophie would have been born in the car somewhere between Brunswick and Waterloo. Earlier in the evening, he had gone to his grandfather Arthur’s house to pick up the baby bag. “We were renovating our house and we accidentally gave him our baby bag so I went to pick it up but he didn’t hear me knocking,” Mr Hall said. However, Arthur made an appearance later in the night. He was the St John Ambulance volunteer on duty and escorted his new great granddaughter to the Bunbury Hospital. “We didn’t know he was on duty,” Mr Hall said. “He came through the door just as Sophie was born.” The Health Department confirmed the last baby to be born at the hospital was in 2013, making Sophie the very first baby born in the new emergency department, which was completed in 2016. This year has been a hectic one for the Hall family, they recently tied the knot after having to change their wedding date three times. The pair said they wanted to thank the staff at Harvey Hospital for delivering Sophie safely.