This is certainly not how a pregnant woman in France had imagined the birth of her child: on the way to the hospital, the contractions become so strong that her baby sees the light of day on the way.
A 25-year-old woman gave birth to a baby on the hard shoulder of a motorway near Toulon in southern France. The woman’s partner had previously stopped driving towards the clinic on the edge of the motorway when the contractions got worse, the broadcaster France bleu reported on Wednesday.
The man dialed the emergency number and was instructed by the operator at the control center how to help with the birth in the car. And with success: because when the ambulance arrived on site, the couple’s daughter had already been born, and at four kilos, by the way, not a lightweight. Everyone involved was doing well, it said.