A pregnant woman gives birth to a child in a hospital corridor after her baby came while she was being wheeled to a maternity ward.
30-year-old Elvira Greene from Wimbledon moved into labor at 11.30 pm on March 13, 2017. By 1 a.m, the mother was in the hospital screaming “my baby is coming”.
Doctors sat her in a wheelchair as they brought her to the maternity ward, but there was no time.
With the maternity ward insight, baby Comfort came at 1.47 am on March 14 2017, close to a vending machine. Despite her unique delivery, Comfort was healthy and went home that same day.
Speaking of the unique delivery, Mrs. Greene told: “I could sense the baby coming and I just knew she had to come now.
“I had no pain relief because the labor was so short we hadn’t made it to the ward yet.”
After sensing the origins of labor pain, Mrs. Greene rang her mother Jacqueline, 56, for a lift to the hospital. By 12.20 am Mrs. Greene, her mother and husband Eric Boakye-Ansah, 35, were arrived at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, south London.
They came at 1 am, where they spent 10 minutes looking for a wheelchair to get Mrs. Greene to the upstairs maternity ward. After chatting to a cleaner and expecting for a lift, it was about 1.30 am by the time the couple was on the right floor. Doubtful of where to go, 55-to-10 minutes got wasted watching for help, before the baby’s head emerged.
“I just screamed ‘my baby is coming’,” Mrs. Greene said. Mrs. Greene – who is also mother to sons Hosea, eight, and Heaven-Anthony, four – was assuming a quick delivery.
Once Comfort came, Mrs. Greene’s aunt gave the newborn to her niece, cleaning the baby on her dress. The mother being sent into the maternity ward, cradling her 7lb 4oz newborn.
“I was brought into a room and Comfort was reviewed over to make sure everything was okay,” Mrs. Greene told.
“Fortunately there were no complexities and we went home the same day. Comfort was well and we were really happy.
Mrs. Greene stated, “It was just an out of this world experience.”