A 29-year-old mother successfully gave birth in a car while her husband did his best to drive to the hospital at 70mph.
Naomi Hubbard delivered her baby in the front seat after using the techniques she had learned from the show ‘One Born Every Minute.’
Only hours before the birth, Naomi and her husband Jack, also 29, were sent home from Peterborough City hospital because their baby ‘was not ready to be born.’
But their baby proved the medics wrong when Naomi’s waters broke on their way home, making them race to the hospital again at 2 in the morning.
Jack ran red lights and raced to the hospital at 70mph but baby George didn’t want to wait any longer!
Four minutes away from the hospital, Naomi, an orthopedic nurse, said George’s head was coming out.
Fortunately, she learned some tips from ‘One Born Every Minute’ and she successfully delivered her baby in the front seat as her husband drove fast.
Naomi, an orthopedic nurse, 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.
“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.”
Naoimi continued: “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.”
She added: “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.”
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