Mum Delivers Her Own Baby In Car After Watching One Born Every Minute
A quick-thinking nurse used tips she had learned from One Born Every Minute to deliver her own baby in the car, while her husband raced to the hospital at 70mph.
Naomi Hubbard, 29, gave birth in the front seat of the car on 18 July while her husband Jack, also 29, was in the driving seat.
The couple, who are now proud parents to baby George, had been sent home from Peterborough City hospital just hours before, after staff told them their baby wasn't ready to be born.
George proved the doctors wrong though, with Naomi's waters breaking almost as soon as they got back to their home in Stamford, Lincolnshire - leading to them rushing straight back there at 2am.
Jack hit speeds of 70mph and ran red lights as he drove the 12-mile journey back to the hospital, but it wasn't quick enough for baby George. When they were four minutes away from A&A, Naomi told her husband the baby's head was coming out.
Thankfully, she used tips she got from Channel 4's One Born Every Minute, and she managed to deliver the baby as her husband drove.
And brave Naomi even calmly untangled the umbilical cord, as it had gotten wrapped around around George's neck during the birth.
They carried on their journey to the hospital where medics checked over the healthy newborn, who weighed 7lbs 5oz.
Mum-of-three Naomi, an orthopaedic nurse at the hospital, said: "I do like One Born Every Minute and watched it a lot. I'm quite a big fan.
"I felt him coming and grabbed his head and then his body like I had seen midwives grab them on the show.
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"It is quite embarrassing in a way because I'm a nurse, but I don't deal with babies in my profession because I'm not a midwife.
"But my training must have helped in some sort of way, because as a nurse it's important to keep calm in highly stressful intense moments.
"One Born Every Minute may have helped but you just act on instinct in moments like those because it all happened so fast."
Naomi hadn't had a natural birth before, so didn't realise there would be so little time between her waters breaking and the baby arriving.
She explained: "Once I'd untangled the umbilical cord and heard him cry, that was an immense relief.
"That is the first thing you listen for when you give birth to know the baby's alright.
"He's settling in at home really well. His brother and sisters, Poppy, Harry and Millie, are besotted with him and want to cuddle him all the time.
"It's a good story to tell him when he grows up - the rest of my family didn't quite believe it. They were shell-shocked by it."
Both mum and baby are doing well, and Jack is yet to receive any fines for speeding.
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