A 37-year-old pregnant woman in labour was airlifted when floodwaters in North Richmond prevented her from going to hospital by road.

The woman was being transported by NSW Ambulance paramedics when flooding from the Nepean River prevented their crossing.

CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance at 3:50pm and landed 20 minutes later on the road of Beaumont Avenue, North Richmond.

NSW Ambulance paramedics handed over the patient to CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic who performed a clinical assessment on the woman.

The woman was airlifted to Nepean Hospital in a stable condition under ongoing monitoring from CareFlight’s clinical team.