A Morrisons supermarket worker was praised after rushing to the aid of a woman who was about to give birth and was screaming in the toilets in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire
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A Morrisons worker stepped into action and helped deliver a baby after hearing the mother “screaming” for help in the toilets.
The employee at the supermarket branch in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, is said to have rushed to the woman’s aid after hearing her cries for help on Tuesday.
She then helped deliver the client’s baby, The Daily Record reports.
The new mom was taken care of Wishaw General Hospital by ambulance after the unusual birth around 5 p.m.
A buyer told how the expectant mother’s employee rushed to her aid – and demanded a reward.
Lorraine Jordan said: “I got there when all the fuss was over but I saw the woman being taken into the ambulance.
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“Then an employee at the sausage counter told us what had happened.
“It was a staff member who delivered the baby. I was told she heard someone yelling for help and it was coming from the toilets.
“It would be nice if the employee was recognized in some way.”
Morrisons Wishaw Branch Manager Nicky Sutherland praised his team.
He said: “I am incredibly proud of my team who acted quickly to support a customer who gave birth to a baby in our store yesterday afternoon.
“We hope mom and baby are doing well and send our heartfelt congratulations.”
Scottish Ambulance confirmed they were called to the supermarket on Tuesday and said two patients had been taken to hospital.
A spokesman said: “We received a call at 5:08pm to attend an incident at Morrisons, Kirk Road, Wishaw.
“Two ambulances were dispatched to the scene and two patients were taken to University Wishaw Hospital.”
Earlier today we also reported on a Ukrainian mother who gave birth in a UK hospital after fleeing war in her own country.
Lesia Husar, 41, gave birth to baby Richard in Nottingham on Sunday June 12 after traveling more than 1,200 miles from her home in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, to escape “daily fears of bombings”.
Baby Richard was born on Saturday June 12th and weighed 4.5 pounds.
The hospital staff, who Lesia says was very helpful, organized a moving WhatsApp call with her husband Taras, who was on duty in Ukraine at the time.
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After initially traveling to Romania, the pregnant Lesia flew to the UK with her 14-year-old daughter Renatta, where she was greeted by a host family in Woodthorpe.
She was moved to see that the family had stocked their room with supplies in anticipation of their baby’s arrival.
This included a stroller, cot and clothes for baby Richard.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/morrisons-worker-helps-mum-give-27261549 Morrison's worker helps mum give birth in toilets after hearing 'screaming'