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    Midwife Delivers Own Baby in Britain

    Robin Lim Lotus BirthTwenty-eight-year-old Claire Clarke-Wood of Britain has plenty of experience delivering babies, but this week marked a first for the new mom when she went into labor three weeks early and delivered her own baby.

    Clair had finished a thirteen-hour shift at a London hospital just a few hours earlier when she went into labor and did not have time to return back to work.

    Using a makeup mirror for a clear view, the new mom laid down on her bathroom floor and guided the baby out on her own.

    Speaking to the BBC Clarke-Wood said

    “I got to the point where contractions were very close together and thought I’d check to see what stage I was at, and lo and behold the baby was coming. I never thought I’d be that far gone.”

    She then claims she went on “autopilot” once realizing the baby was on the way.

    When her husband arrived home, Clair said:

    “I was clearing up towels and making cups of tea.”

    References

    Midwife delivers own baby using mirror: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16361176

    Image Credits

    Robin Lim Lotus Birth: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Robin_Lim_Lotus_Birth.png

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