Bus Stop Birth: Woman Gives Birth To Breech Baby Hour After Hospital Told Her To Go Home

23/09/2011 12:22 | Updated 22 May 2015
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A woman gave birth to her baby at a bus stop - just an hour after being turned away from hospital.

Agata Kopera, 33, headed to West Cumberland hospital when she went into labour with her third baby. She was told to head home as her labour hadn't progressed enough - but she gave birth on the side of the road at a bus stop on the way home.

Not quite dramatic enough? Well, new arrival, baby Fabian, was BREECH, and was born upside down, legs first, as mum Agata leaned against the bus stop wall with dad, Jacek, ready to catch him with his jacket.

'We got the bus from the hospital but Agata was in a great deal of pain and wanted to get off the bus,' explains midwife-for-the-day, Jacek.

'So we all got off and it drove away and there was nobody around. I panicked. I was very worried.'

Jacek then realised he was out of credit on his phone, and raced to a nearby house to call for an ambulance. He arrived at John McCoy's house who said he thought it was a prank at first:

'A man came to my door in a bit of an agitated state, speaking broken English, saying his wife was having a baby. At first I thought it was a wind-up, then I realised it was genuine.'

Agata and Fabian, who weighed in at 5lb 12oz, are now recovering from their dramatic day in hospital, and Agata and Jacek's older children, Remigiusz and Hubert, are proud big brothers to the family's new arrival.

Wow! A bus stop is pretty unusual - but can you beat it?

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