May 26 2013 Latest news:
By Ross Logan , Reporter
Friday, April 27, 2012
AN expectant mum popped into her GP surgery for a check-up – and ended up giving birth to her baby boy.
This week, new mum Danielle Little was celebrating the arrival of her first child, Leon, following his surprise delivery at an antenatal check up at Wrafton House, in Wellfield Road, Hatfield.
The 7lbs 7oz tot arrived on Thursday, April 12, a day later than expected, and to the delight of Danielle, partner Paul Fowler and her family.
“It was an experience,” said Danielle, 20.
“I had aches and pains on Wednesday, but as it was my first I wasn’t sure so we left it.
“On Thursday I woke up and the pain was worse. I called the Lister Hospital but because the contractions weren’t between three and 10 minutes they said I wasn’t ready. They told me to take some painkillers and have a warm bath.
“The pain got really bad, but I had an appointment booked anyway for a check up. So my dad gave me a lift to the doctor’s and as soon as I got there my waters broke.”
Danielle was quickly taken to the antenatal room where she gave birth to Leon at 1.19pm.
Present at the birth were partner Paul, 30, her younger sister Stephanie and Danielle’s proud dad Ian – a grandfather for the first time.
“I had really wanted a water birth,” said Danielle. “But this was special enough.”