Mom of two gives birth in a BIKE LANE amid heavy traffic when her son arrives early – and she was just two minutes from the hospital
- Woman gave birth on the bike path during rush hour along a highway
- The couple were forced to stop on their way to the hospital when the baby arrived
- Pediatrician and student midwife walked by to help deliver the baby
A woman gave birth on a bike path next to heavy traffic on a highway, just a two-minute drive from the maternity hospital – and the delivery went smoothly thanks to passing medical professionals.
Aishling Mohan began giving birth in the car on Wednesday morning, forcing her husband Stephen to drive off the busy road before reaching Mater Hospital in South Brisbane.
A pediatrician and apprentice midwife near the run-over car were called in to help deliver the baby, while other curious onlookers watched.
A woman gave birth on a bike path during rush hour along a multi-lane highway
Ms. Mohan went into light contractions around 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, but told Mr. Mohan that he had to go to work anyway.
“I gave it an hour and then I thought, now he has to come home,” she said sunrise
He came home about 45 minutes later, just as my water broke. Then we quickly dropped our daughter off in daycare, but it was rush hour. ‘
Then the couple was just 200 meters from the hospital when Ms. Mohan began the coronation – the stage of birth when the baby’s head becomes visible.
“We just got to this big intersection and then I just said, ‘Stephen, the baby’s head is over there,’” she recalled.
Aishling Mohan (photo left) started the coronation in the car on Wednesday morning and forced her husband Stephen (right) to stop at Mater Hospital in South Brisbane
As luck would have it, a pediatrician walked past the scene and Mr. Mohan helped deliver the baby and put the newborn on the mother’s chest.
Emily, a college midwife, was also walking by when Mrs. Mohan started crowning.
“I was just walking to my shift and someone yelled out asking if I was a nurse and I said I was a student midwife,” she recalls.
They pointed to the car and said, “That lady is having a baby.” So I ran as fast as I could to help them. ‘
A pediatrician and apprentice midwife Emily (pictured with the parents) happened to walk past the delivery and assist with the delivery while passers-by watched
Mr. and Mrs. Mohan (pictured) said their son has not been named yet but will meet his big sister on Thursday
Emily said the delivery was surprisingly uneventful given the unusual circumstances.
[The couple] were great, they were beautiful, everything was a peaceful environment. They weren’t stressed and it was a really relaxed environment to welcome him into the world. ‘
Mr. and Mrs. Mohan said the baby boy, who is their second child, was not named by name and was restless on his first night in the outside world.
“He’s just a little fidgety because he got out so quickly, so he’s got a lot of secretions and stuff that he brings up,” Ms. Mahon said.
Today (his big sister) is coming to meet him. It will be delicious. Can’t wait to see her response. ‘