Mom gives birth on a motorway during rush hour while her husband gets advice over the phone

Cheryl Kahla
Nov 13, 2018
02:07 P.M.

The 31-year-old Leanne Parrett from Yate near Bristol was on her way to the hospital with her husband when their baby decided it was time.


Leanne told reporters that she was screaming in agony, and she "suddenly felt the need to push." Her husband Sam pulled over in a lay-by off the M5.

One glance at the backseat where Leanna was sitting and Sam knew he needed to call 999 immediately. They were not going to make it to the hospital in time.

Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa. Photos of the happy parents and their little tot can be seen below.

The emergency center call staff said Sam was remarkably calm while explaining the situation to them. He told them:

"We were driving to the hospital, and its rush hour and she's screaming saying she needs to push and I can't see a head, but yeah."


They could hear Leanne screaming in the background, and Sam then informed them that she had delivered the baby.

They could hear him say "it's out, it's out," before greeting his son with an adorable "hello." He told them he "wasn't expecting that."


Leanne said it was over in two pushes. She explained:

"I was squatting in the back seat, and I just needed to push, and within two pushes he was out, and Sam grabbed him, and then he (the baby) started to cry."

When emergency personnel arrived, they were greeted by a beaming Sam and an exhausted Leanne.

She was taken to the hospital for a check-up, but both Leanne and the newborn were in perfect health.


In a similar case, a father from Catterick delivered his baby daughter on the A66 near Darlington. Like Leanne's tot, this one didn't want to wait either.

The proud father later told reporters: "Having been present at the birth of our two other children I just copied what I had seen them. I opened the passenger door and knelt in the snow to deliver the baby."

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