Many women experience long hours of gruelling labor before they can finally give birth to their little one. But a mother from Scunthorpe shocked medical professionals by delivering her baby in under 60 seconds.
Jessica Stubbins unexpectedly delivered her daughter Lucy in less than a minute while standing in the hospital entrance. The incredible moment showing Stubbins suddenly going into labor while her husband was searching for a parking space, was captured on the hospital’s CCTV.
The baby arrived so quickly that Stubbins’ husband Tom didn’t even have the chance to witness the moment.
During an appearance on the ITV show, Stubbins recounted the one-of-a-kind experience of giving birth without any medical assistance.
“I just told Tom he best drop me off at the door as he parked the car. And then I was trying to close the door really quick and then as I got out I just knew that she was on the way,” Stubbins said.
Luckily, nurse Gemma Hoeft heard a scream and saw the couple at the hospital entrance. She took her jacket off and wrapped the baby on a hoody before taking the family inside.
“I just took my jacket off, wrapped Lucy up got Lucy sat down and with that Sally and another midwife came.”
Watch the video.
What are the early signs of labor?
According to Baby Center, there is no way to tell when labor will actually start. Even if you already show signs of labor, it is possible that it could still be days or weeks before your baby arrives.
Signs of labor begin to show as early as one month before you give birth. Here are some early signs of labor.
- Your baby “drops” and rests at your lower pelvis.
- You experience more Braxton Hicks contractions.
- Your cervix starts to change and begins to dilate.
- You may pass a mucus plug that may be tinged with brown, pink or red blood.
- Your labor contractions go stronger.
- Your fluid-filled amniotic sac ruptures.