One DAD told how his wife gave birth in the back seat of his car on the way to the hospital – and he couldn’t get over it like they were on “link”.
Stephen Lynch’s wife Vicky’s started having intense labor pains while showering at their home cork home on Sunday night.
Speaking to The Neil Prendeville Show on Cork’s Red FM, he said: “Actually around lunchtime, things started to turn in favor.
“The labor pains have been ongoing since Friday and the contractions are three to four hours apart so we weren’t too worried and then by one o’clock on Sunday they really started.
“She was in the tub and did the TENS machine, which is a pad you put in the bath to help relieve contractions.
“At 5:30pm they actually picked up so I called Project Domino at CUMH and we were ready to go.
“Then we got her out of the tub, dressed her and down the stairs and things really started to add up and get more and more.”
Stephen and Vicky head to Cork University Maternity Hospital but baby Conor has already entered the world when they get there.
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The delighted father said: “I put her in the back of the car and as we were going down the hill Vicky said ‘it’s coming, it’s coming’.
“In the middle of the slippery road at the two bridges in front of the Sarsfield roundabout, the baby arrived and Vicky took him in his arms and thanked God that everything was fine.
“It goes from slow and steady to very fast, very fast.”
The father tells how he has to keep driving because there is nowhere to pull over to the link.
When asked how he still has his eye on the road, he said: “I’m trying to stay calm while I have Vicky in the back.
“I just said ‘well done, everything is great, just put him by your side and we’ll get you to the hospital ASAP.”
“We got there and the staff at the hospital were absolutely brilliant. We were on the link and there was nowhere to stop.
“I said to Vicky ‘will I stop or shall I go? and we kept going and it was too late to call ahead on that leg, we called at 5:30pm to let them know we were on the way but i don’t think they were expecting us to come the way we did. ”
‘FLAG DOWN FLAG DOWN’
Stephen jumped out of the car when they arrived at the hospital and informed the nurses of the baby’s arrival.
He continued: “I ran in and I could barely say words to each other but I beat a nurse and walked into reception and to be fair the staff were out within two minutes and they are very happy.
“They said ‘everything looks fine’ so they took her to the ER, told me to park it was a bit difficult after that but everything was epic.
“It’s fair to say it went well and I got her by two o’clock yesterday.”
Stephen also joked that he’ll need to do his professional cleaning after the experience.
He said: “I did my best to clean up before I went to pick him up but I’m going to have to get a valet at some stage anyway.”
The proud dad added: “Vicky is an absolute fighter, she’s absolutely amazing, I’m so proud of her.
“I’m so happy for her and so lucky we now have another baby boy to add to the family.”
https://www.thesun.ie/fabulous/8259667/cork-dad-wife-gave-birth-drove-road-hospital/ My wife gave birth in the back seat of my car on Cork Road as we drove to the hospital