Saturday 20 April 2019

'Welcome to the world!' - mother gives birth to baby girl on the side of the road

Baby Lydia was born in the early hours of Tuesday morning
Photo: DFB/Twitter
Baby Lydia was born in the early hours of Tuesday morning Photo: DFB/Twitter
Kathy Armstrong

Kathy Armstrong

A BABY girl made her entrance into the world on the side of the road earlier this week.

The newborn tot, who has been identified only as Lydia, was born in her parent's car on Dublin's Naas Road in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The baby's unexpected arrival meant her parents didn't have time to reach the hospital on time and had to take matters into their own hands.

Dublin Fire Brigade shared a photo of Lydia on Twitter this evening and revealed details about her dramatic birth.

The DFB spokesperson said: "Welcome to the world baby Lydia! She was delivered in her parent’s car on the Naas Road in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

"Eager to arrive, dad Tony helped mum deliver with assistance from one of our call takers, prior to the arrival of a Fire Engine and Ambulance."

Despite the unusual circumstances, the spokesperson added that both mother and baby are doing well.

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