Granny Gives Birth To Baby Boy In A Derbyshire Street!

07/10/2011 09:06 | Updated 22 May 2015

A 44-year-old granny who had no idea she was pregnant has given birth in a Derbyshire street.

Jane Eadie delivered her third baby after feeling unwell when out shopping in Belper with her husband Gary, 55, her daughter Elizabeth, son-in-law Andrew Anderson, 42, as well as grandson Andrew Jnr, aged four.

Jane had been complaining of stomach pains all morning but after sitting down on a bench to rest, Jane went into full blown labour and gave birth to a little boy as passers-by looked on in shock.

Jane said she realised she had been putting on weight, but thought it was because she had stopped taking a particular medication. She also thought she was menopausal!

Jane has called her new arrival, James.

James' big sister, Elizabeth told reporters:

'I just couldn't believe it. I just thought it was a dream until we saw the baby. He's wonderful. Everyone kept running up to us and going ah, congratulations.'

A clearly overwhelmed Jane told the BBC that James was 'just amazing'. You can hear more from Jane (and baby James!) in the BBC's video interview.

What a lovely, albeit unusual, birth story! We think this might just beat the bus stop birth from last month.

How would you cope with a surprise arrival? And at 44?!

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