I delivered my daughter in an unusual place — nurses were stunned

I delivered my daughter in an unusual place — nurses were stunned

She must be exhaust-ed.

A UK woman stunned her family and medics by giving birth in a parking lot outside a hospital in England this month.

“It was very rushed and I was in shock, really — I didn’t have any time to think at all,” Taylor Thacker, 27, told SWNS.

“My little drama queen had to make an entrance somehow,” she added.

Elsie-Jay arrived at 5:54 p.m., on Jan. 7, one week before her due date. She was delivered by her grandmother, Karen Hayward, 54.

Thacker said her daughter was born just 45 minutes after her water broke at her home in Rainham, Essex.

Thacker, Hayward, and Thacker’s fiancé, Paul Clarke, rushed to the hospital — but they didn’t make it to Queen’s Hospital in Romford in time.

Elsie-Jay arrived one week before her due date. Her mother, Taylor Thacker, gave birth in a hospital parking lot. Taylor Thacker / SWNS
Elsie-Jay arrived one week before her due date. Her mother, Taylor Thacker, gave birth in a hospital parking lot. Taylor Thacker / SWNS
“The midwives were shocked,” recalled father Paul Clarke. “It’s not every day a baby is born in the car park.” Taylor Thacker / SWNS
“The midwives were shocked,” recalled father Paul Clarke. “It’s not every day a baby is born in the car park.” Taylor Thacker / SWNS

Clarke, 33, had to cut the umbilical cord since there was no time to notify hospital staff.

Two women who happened upon the unusual scene also helped out.

“I’d like to thank passersby who helped me into a wheelchair and kept me warm by providing a hospital gown and reassuring me,” Thacker said.

She noted that it was particularly cold that day.

Once they were alerted, around 10 staff members rushed out to help Thacker and Elsie-Jay into the hospital, where they spent the day before being discharged.

“The midwives were shocked,” Clarke recalled. “It’s not every day a baby is born in the car park.”

Elsie-Jay joins sister Ivy-Lea, 3, and brother Freddie, 1.

“I was very much relieved and just happy she was healthy,” Thacker said.

Elsie-Jay joins sister Ivy-Lea, 3, and brother Freddie, 1. Taylor Thacker / SWNS
Elsie-Jay joins sister Ivy-Lea, 3, and brother Freddie, 1. Taylor Thacker / SWNS

Other unique births include a woman who gave birth on the toilet — and caught the newborn.

There’s also been a rash of car deliveries lately.