When you’re in the last stages of your pregnancy, it can be a pretty nervy time – because the baby could come at any time.
If you’re in an awkward situation, you need to act fast to make sure mum and baby get through it okay.
Well, one woman found that out the hard way when her waters broke while she was in the car with her husband. But they weren’t on their way to the shops or having a nice Sunday drive, they were in the car park of a Melbourne McDonald’s.
Credit: PA. Her waters broke in a McDonald’s car park
They called 000, but realising it might be a bit of a wait, the woman sent her husband in to get the essentials: a quarter pounder.
Nothing worse than going into labour on an empty stomach.
Licensee Ainsley Shillington told Daily Mail Australia: “During our lunch rush, he asked for an order for his wife who was delivering a baby in the car park.
“We served the customer as quickly as possible with drinks and a dinner box and he proceeded on his way. The crew at the time were quite concerned.
“Everyone thought it was quite a fun to have such an occurrence in the car park, when they saw the ambulance in attendance they knew they were well and truly looked after.”
Credit: PA. Mother and baby made it to the hospital just fine
She said the husband appeared pretty frazzled when he came in; understandable really when your wife is preparing to give birth in your car outside.
Thankfully it didn’t take too long for emergency services to arrive to take the woman and her husband to the hospital – albeit with the quarter pounder still in hand.
Talk about a bloody good Happy Meal.
The same can’t be said for a Glasgow woman who woke up one morning without knowing she was pregnant at all and found herself giving birth 45 minutes later.
Credit: Kennedy News and Media. This Glasgow teen didn’t realize she was pregnant.
She didn’t have a bump and hadn’t had her period – which she put down to being on the pill at the time.
She told the Scottish Daily Record: “I hadn’t taken a pregnancy test, I had no symptoms, nothing.
“The doctors couldn’t explain why I didn’t have a bump. They just told me that she must have been sitting in my lower back and that it is quite common.”
Thankfully she gave birth to a healthy girl – and mum and baby were doing just fine too.
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