Amazing Moment Mum Gives Birth To Baby Girl In Hospital Corridor
A mum-to-be gave birth to her baby girl in a hospital corridor sitting in a wheelchair, after she couldn't make it into the maternity ward on time - and her own mum caught the incredible moment on film.
Elvira Greene, 30, and husband Eric Boakye-Ansah, dashed across London as fast as possible when she went into labour to try and get her to St George's Hospital, Tooting, in time, but baby Comfort arrived in just 90 minutes.
In a further twist, Elvira's aunt, Patricia Brown-Greene, 52, just happens to be a midwife at the hospital, so rushed out just in time to catch her niece. The video even shows Patricia cleaning the little one with her mother's dress and handing her over to Elvira.
The action all started just before midnight on March 13th 2017 when Elvira, a family engagement officer, went into labour.
In need of someone to look after her two eldest children, she rang her mum in desperate need of assistance. At 12.20am, mum Jacqueline, 56, dropped off her son, Archie Greene, 28, who stayed with the boys, whilst everyone else went to hospital.
It took 30 minutes to get to St George's A&E Department, by which time it was around 1am.
More time was then spent frantically trying to locate a wheelchair in order to get Elvira up to the maternity ward. After finally finding one as well as the correct floor, it was too late.
Elvira recalled: "I just shouted, 'My baby is coming' and I couldn't help it."
And luckily, just as the head appeared, midwife and aunt, Patricia, came rushing out ready to catch baby Comfort. The family were so thankful to see someone who knew what they were doing who was also a friendly face.
Mother-of-three Elvira added: "I could feel the baby coming and I just knew she had to come now.
"There was no way I could stop it from happening. I didn't even think about where I was, I just knew my auntie was there and would make sure she is OK.
"When I realised she had been born I thought oh my god, it was just so crazy."
Elvira didn't even have time for pain relief as the labour was so short.
"It was very quick which I guess is better because that means less pain," she added.
"But it wasn't exactly perfect, I was worried. I don't know what I'd have done if my aunty wasn't there."
Comfort, now aged two, was born at 1.47am on March 14th 2017, weighing 7 lbs 4 oz.
Caught on camera, the footage sees the shell-shocked family finally arriving in the birthing suite Elvira was meant to be in, being welcomed by midwives who then take Comfort to be monitored.
Luckily it did them no harm and both mum and baby were healthy and able to return home the same day.
Elvira added that she still thinks the video of the birth is a "crazy" bit of footage and has said she plans on showing it to Comfort when she is older.
"It's something for us both to look back on in later years and to talk about," she said.
"Maybe we will have a joke about it. It was just an out-of-this-world experience."
Although, you'd think Elvira would be used to unusual births, as she actually have birth to second child Heaven-Anthony on the family's living room floor when she was home alone. Yet another speedy labour.
What a woman!
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