Wednesday 21 March 2018

Woman gives birth after snow trek

A woman had to trudge through snow to give birth
A woman had to trudge through snow to give birth

A pregnant woman trudged through snow in just her pyjamas to reach hospital to give birth to twins after her car became stuck in blizzard conditions.

Angela Mahon was being driven by partner Terry Smith when their car became stuck in a huge traffic jam.

It took the couple two hours to drive the five miles from their home in Leigh Park, Havant, Hampshire, to the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth on Tuesday.

But Ms Mahon had to abandon the car for the final 400 yards and battled through the snow wearing only her bedclothes, dressing gown and slippers.

On arrival she called out to medics, saying "Help, I'm in labour", and later that day she had given birth to twins.

The boys, Mykey, weighing 3lb 5oz, and Oakley, 3lb 14oz, were born prematurely at 31 weeks and both are doing well.

Ms Mahon, who also has a nine-year-old son, Bailey, and 11-year-old daughter, Kelsey-Mai, said she had called for an ambulance but when she explained how frequent her contractions were, she was told they could not get to her in time.

She told the Portsmouth News: "I thought we weren't going to make it.

"I was so scared, I was really panicking. I think I was in shock. I just wanted to get there for the twins.

"The twins are doing really well. They've had an interesting start in life, but the care we've had has been brilliant."

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