Woman in labour made it to the hospital - but gave birth in the lift!

Published Tuesday, Jan 13 2015, 16:07 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Whenever we think about giving birth, we always pray it will be as quick - and painless - as possible.

But we were still pretty shocked when we heard about Nichola McCarthy, who ended up having her baby in a hospital lift!

Nichola McCarthy, gave birth in the hospital lift

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Nichola gave birth in a hospital lift

The 29-year-old mum-to-be was rushed to hospital when she went into labour at 10pm earlier this year on 2 January. But as she arrived, her waters broke and she could instantly feel her baby's head between her legs.

Despite her husband Jim's best efforts to try and get help, it was all a little too late.

Thankfully, healthcare assistant, Marta Szcepaniak appeared to help the new parents.

Nichola was quoted in The Daily Star saying: "This woman came from nowhere and caught the baby and wrapped her in her coat. She was my guardian angel."

Marta, who was just finishing her break when she heard Nichola's calls for help, said: "It's the first time I've delivered a baby. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to help."

Baby Layla and her parents are now back home in Hockley, Essex - and have bought Marta a voucher for a new coat!

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