A UK couple, Jessica Stubbins and her husband Tom have described the moment they welcomed their baby girl named Lucy at the entrance to Scunthorpe General Hospital without medical help.
CCTV caught the moment Jessica delivered her daughter all by herself the minute she walked through first set of doors at the hospital. Her husband Tom missed the moment as he was still in the parking lot searching for a place to park.
‘It’s a girl, it’s a girl! I’m sorry, I’m sorry!’
He recalled: ‘She felt really guilty because I missed it. I was just in absolute shock and I didn’t know what was happening.’
Jessica said: ‘I just told Tom he best drop me off at the door as he parked the car.
‘And then I was trying to close the door really quick and then as I got out I just knew that she was on the way.’
After Lucy’s birth, nurses arrived and wrapped her in a hoodie before taking the family inside.
Show host Kate Garraway expressed her amazement at the unusual birth saying:
‘You didn’t even sit down! This is what I can’t understand; you’re just so casual about it.’
Jessica, who works as an assistant manager at Card Factory, laughed: ‘She was just coming. There was no stopping her, there was no time to sit down.’
Jessica had visited the hospital earlier that day but it wasn’t until midnight before she discovered her bay, Lucy just couldn’t wait and the couple decided to dash back to the hospital.