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Baby surprise in hospital car park
Head of Midwifery, Liz Ross, had a surprise start to the day recently when she arrived at work and noticed a drama unfolding in the hospital car park.
York couple Sarah and Edward Alderson had got as far as parking up when they realised baby was on the way. Edward rushed into hospital to find help. Liz explained: “As I pulled up I saw immediately something unusual was happening. I went over to the car and saw Sarah was already giving birth. I just had time to reassure her that I was midwife and was able to help before baby arrived.” Maternity staff arrived with towels and blankets and bundled 7lb 14oz baby Rose, born at 7.55am, and mum Sarah into the maternity unit.
Sarah said: “I was on my own in the car so I was very relieved to see someone when Liz arrived. Everyone here has been amazing, the help and support I’ve received has been fantastic – I really couldn’t have asked for more.” Liz, who has 32 years’ experience as a midwife and is due to retire in a few weeks, added: “It’s not often I’m so close to a birth these days, so thank you to Sarah and Edward and baby Rose for letting me be part of this wonderful occasion.”
24 May 2019