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UK Mum Gives Birth In Less Than A Minute At Hospital Entrance

UK Mum Gives Birth In Less Than A Minute At Hospital Entrance

Jessica Stubbins, a mother from Scunthorpe, UK, has stunned many by giving birth to her baby in less than a minute in the hospital doorway while her husband parked the car.

According to The Sun, the mother appeared on the show, ‘Good Morning Britain’, with the newborn, Lucy, her husband, Tom Stubbins, and their two-year-old daughter, Penny.

On the show, Stubbins admitted that she had been to Scunthorpe General Hospital earlier in the day when she felt her labour was underway, but ended up going back home as she thought it was a false alarm.

However, she realised after having a bath around midnight that her second child, Lucy, was on her way. She then told her husband to drop her off at the door of the hospital, as she began to feel a telling twinge.

She said, “I tried to close the door really quick and as I got out, I knew she was on her way.”

Her husband, who was less than 100 feet away, missed the moment his wife gave birth to their second child and was informed when he arrived at the hospital entrance that they had had a little girl.

He said, “She felt really guilty because I missed it, and I was just in absolute shock, I didn’t know what was happening!”

Gemma Hoeft, one of the nurses that came to Jessica’s rescue, explained how she was on her break and heading to her car to get her food when she heard a scream.

She said, “Initially, I thought it was a labour room window open and thought someone was just very loud. But then I heard footsteps, and I turned around and saw Tom running, so I looked in the entrance and could see Jessica stooped over.”

Hoeft continued, “I thought, ‘That girl’s not going to make it’, so I ran, but by the time I made it Jessica was still stooped over but when I looked she had little Lucy in her arms. It was surreal, like something off a film.”

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The nurse recalled that after Stubbins untangled Lucy from her umbilical cord herself, she took off her jacket and wrapped the infant up before telling the new father to get his wife and their newborn a seat.

Sally Parkin, a midwife who arrived on the scene with warm towels and a wheelchair, explained, “We met a burly security guard with a huge smile on his face and the whole environment was very calm.”

Parkin further said, “Jessica was just so calm and relaxed, and Tom was crying and Jessica was saying, ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry’ while he was telling her it didn’t matter. It was just a lovely experience, she did so well.”

Stubbins thanked the nurses for their help, saying,  “It was so amazing, you looking after me like you did. It felt like it was more than just a job, it felt really personal.”

Photo credit: ITV

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