My question goes for all you mothers out there. Was your baby delivered in the hospital or in an unexpected way in an odd place? Most of the babies are destined to enter the world in the weird manner and weird place. By weird place I mean anywhere other than hospital. Like there are many incidents that leave us stunned.
Once in a while we all have read or heard about mothers who gave birth to their child at places like elevators, libraries, ship and other places and not hospitals, If the parents and child are lucky, the baby is delivered normally no matter how much hassle it creates.
Not every child in this world is fated to be born in the hospitals accommodated in a reasonably equipped medical centre, surrounded by white coated doctors and tended to by hard working nurses.
There are few unusual delivery incidents in which the babies are destined to buck the trend of coming into the world in hospitals. Some babies come into being in the oddest of places.
Sometimes, mothers-to-be suddenly labor pains and it gets almost impossible to take them to the hospital. So, in the need of the hour, one people have to help and arrange for the delivery of the child. What else, leaving everything on fate, the mothers deliver their babies.
Today, I planned to list down the incidents of unusual deliveries around the world. Or you can say weird places to give birth. Presented here are 11 of the strangest locations where women have delivered their babies.
1. Baby born at 30,000ft on holiday flight
Nicola Delemere along with her husband was 30,000ft in the air on a plane to Crete, when she delivered a she was 25 baby boy. She was 25 weeks into her pregnancy and there were no doctors on board when she started having labor pains. The jet had been diverted when her waters broke but she could not wait. Somewhere above Dusseldorf in Germany, as she sat in her seat with an air hostess and a passenger acting as midwives, she gave birth to her baby.
2. Baby Born Breach On A Shrimp Boat
Kiesel delivered a baby buy on a shrimp boat. The baby boy came out with its feet first and had the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, but Kiesel managed to deliver him. The only problem was the baby wasn”t breathing. She tried to clear the baby”s nose, rub its back and after 25 minutes of CPR, the baby boy breathed on his own.
3. Babies born in the library
The library, temples of knowledge have witnessed the birth of innumerable babies. The 18 year old Dominique Trevino gave birth to a girl thirteen minutes after passing through the doors of the Denver Public Library. Miss Trevino’s had been taking the bus to the hospital when she realized that her second child wanted to be born and this is how she had no other option than to deliver her baby in the library.
4. Born in a post office
Post Office staff delivered a baby in the shop then weighed it on their parcel scales. Pregnant Sonia Marina’s waters broke as she queued to buy mobile phone credit when she delivered a baby girl. Post office staff wrapped the baby in towels then put her on scales to find she was 5lb 15oz. Medics arrived, cut the umbilical cord and took Portuguese Sonia, her three-year-old son and new born baby to the hospital.
5. Born on a tree
Carolina Chirindza, during the heavy flooding of her native Mozambique climbed a tree to escape the rising crocodile infested waters. Heavily pregnant, she spent four days without any food or water before giving birth to her baby, Rositha, soon after she was rescued by South African helicopters.
6. Born in McDonald”s Bathroom
A baby was born in a Washington State McDonald”s restroom and the mother says she didn”t know she was pregnant. Miller was working the nightshift at the McDonald”s in Vancouver when she suddenly ran into the restroom feeling ill. Her co-worker, Jaynae Herrera ran in after her. Miller was in pain and to her shock she was giving birth to a baby, right over the toilet. Her friend called 9-1-1 and with the assistance of a dispatcher, helped deliver the baby. Miller had a six-pound baby boy and named him Austin.
7. Born at the London Subway Station
A Polish woman gave birth to her baby in London”s Underground rail network. Julia Kowalska gave birth at a Jubilee Line Underground station. She was travelling on the tube with her sister when her contractions started and got off at Kingsbury in northwest London. An ambulance was called after she requested assistance but she was too far in to her labor to be transferred to hospital. Half an hour later, Ms Kowalska gave birth to a healthy baby girl in the station supervisor”s office, assisted by the ambulance crew. Later, she was taken to the nearby Northwick Park Hospital and was discharged after four days.
8. Baby born in hospital elevator
Heather and Rob Simola were in the elevator at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center when their son came into this world. Despite his parents” plans and doctor”s prediction, Ashton Lee arrived. For less than 24 hours, the couple experienced what Rob called the most traumatic event of his life when Heather gave birth to Ashton in the B Elevator.
9. Born on a train and slipped through the toilet
Bhuri Kalbi of Rajasthan, India was only seven months pregnant and on a train”s toilet when she gave birth early. She fainted before she realized what had happened. After the baby was delivered, it slipped from the hole in the toilet.
10. First ever boy to be born on Tube
A mother gave birth to the first ever boy born on the London Underground. Michelle Jenkins realized she was going into labor while travelling on the Jubilee line and got off at London Bridge station to seek help. Tube workers, including customer services assistant Dorothy Ogundipe, ushered tried to help but before anything could be don, the lady delivered a baby boy. Ms Jenkins and her healthy newborn were taken to hospital shortly after the birth.
11. Crowded Interstates Collect Three Gridlock Births in One Month
The next time you curse morning rush hour traffic, think of the three women who gave birth on the jammed Interstate 5 in Seattle during one month. Ian Miller was born in a car parked on the shoulder, Juliet Kirkman was born in a moving car and Alexa Rodriquez was born in front of a state trooper on an off ramp.
Don’t you think these mothers” stories of weird childbirth appear to be more like fiction than the fact?