Exclusive – Boyfriend helps mum give birth in car park – The London Economic

Exclusive – Boyfriend helps mum give birth in car park

A mum had such a quick labour that her boyfriend had to help her give birth – in a hospital car park.

Rebekah Connaughton, 24, was 39 weeks pregnant when she went into labour and made a quick dash to her nearest hospital.

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But as her partner Kris, 26, pulled into the car park, the baby’s head appeared, leaving Kris with no choice but to deliver the baby himself – in the car park of East Surrey Hospital, in Redhill.

And despite the umbilical cord getting stuck around his neck, little Hugo was born healthy and only needed a quick checkup in hospital.

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Rebekah, who lives in Horley, West Sussex, said: “He’s my third child but it was still a shock at that time of the morning.

“My mum came to pick up my older kids at 5:30am.

“I phoned the hospital and told them I was going into labour, but they told me to wait until 9am.

“By 7:30, I couldn’t wait any longer, so we picked up all my stuff and headed off in the car.

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“When we got to the car park, I felt urge to push, and Kris had to catch the baby.

“It was so quick and unexpected – I thought I had a bit longer.”

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“It was a quick labour and Kris managed to turn the baby around without hurting him to untangle the cord.

“He shouted for help and a stranger came over and helped make me comfortable while we got a midwife.”

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Mum and baby were discharged at 3pm on July 18, and Hugo, now three months old, is a younger brother to Avai-Maii, four, and five-year-old Tyler.

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