Baby Isaac makes a dramatic entry
inson was reading 20-month-old son Jacob a bedtime story when her waters broke. The couple waited for Jacob’s grandmother to arrive to take care of him.
Mrs Robinson said: “From then on my contractions were one minute apart. I was starting to push as I was walking out of the door.”
Husband James Robinson, 32, had a struggle trying to position his wife in the car.
She said: “We got into the car park and James was saying to me ‘come on, we’ve got to get out the car’, and I was saying ‘I can’t move, the head is right there, I really can’t move, you’ve got to go and get a midwife and a wheelchair’.”
Her husband said: “I ran into the hospital, couldn’t find anyone so I went straight to the midwife station, grabbed someone and said ‘look, my wife’s about to give birth’.
“They gave me a wheelchair and I legged it all the way back. By the time I got there the baby was in her arms.”
Mrs Robinson, who had delivered the baby herself, was watching her husband’s panic.
She said: “I could see James crossing the zebra crossing into the main reception. At the same time baby just decided he was coming out and I scooped him up in my lap and held him tight.
“I was thinking about waving down a passer-by but thought I’d rather sit here on my own than get a stranger involved.”
Mr Robinson arrived, took off his jumper, wrapped it around the baby to keep him warm and it was only then that the couple looked and found out they had a son. The pair then watched as three midwives ran across the car park.
Mrs Robinson said: “I had heard stories about things like this but thought it’d never happen to me. All I had been worried about was whether I was going to arrive in time for an epidural.”
The 80-minute labour ended in a dramatic few minutes and the couple do not have an accurate time for the birth as it all happened so quickly. The William Harvey midwives were shocked, saying they had never been called to a car only to find there was already a baby there.
The Robinsons have called the baby Isaac, who Mrs Robinson describes as “The best Mother’s Day gift ever.”
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