PARENTS

Baby Nearly Born In Hospital Car Park

14/08/2014 16:49 | Updated 22 May 2015

Impatient baby narrowly avoids car park delivery after mum's rapid labour

Mum-to-be Jacqueline Turley knew it was going to be a race against time as she dashed from her Gloucestershire home to make it to hospital to deliver her third baby.

What she didn't bank on was getting lost, road diversions and constant red lights which meant that little Georgia-Rose was almost delivered in the passenger seat of their VW!

Jacqueline, 29, just couldn't wait any longer as she and husband Kevin realised they were at the wrong entrance of the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. As Kevin parked the car and ran off to get help and a parking ticket, Jacqueline laboured in the front seat.

Fortunately, two women came to her aid and reclined the car seat and reassured her, before her husband returned with two midwives and a nurse. They bundled Jacqueline and her bump on to a trolley, and rushed her into the maternity unit - her waters breaking along the way!

"The porters were screaming for people to get out of the way," the new mum told her local paper.

And events didn't slow down once Jacqueline arrived in the delivery suite.

"They got me into the delivery suite, put me on the bed and gave me gas and air. I had one suck and said 'oh my god, something has come out'", she said. "My husband looked down and saw the baby's head. I was only in the delivery suite for a few minutes."

Georgia-Rose was born at 3.48pm on April 27, just 24 minutes after Jacqueline and Kevin parked their car. Kevin, 46, says he has kept the car park ticket for posterity!

The little girl is healthy, and has joined her big brothers, two-year-old Jackson Reeve, and six-year-old Memphis-Ray.

Her proud mum and dad now want to trace the two women who helped make sure she didn't pop out in the car park!

Suggest a correction