Watch: Baby reunited with the ambulance team which delivered him in a Co-op car park

A baby born in a car in a Beeston Co-op car park has been reunited with the ambulance crew who helped his mum deliver him.

Sam Clarke, 33, from Sawley, Derbyshire, went into Labour on September 23.

She was being driven to the Queen’s Medical Centre by her sister-in-law Charlotte Donaghy when both realised they wouldn’t reach hospital in time.

They pulled over into the car park of Co-op on Queen’s Road West, Beeston, and dialled 999.

East Midlands Ambulance Service call handler Penny Parkinson kept Charlotte calm and talked her through how to deliver the baby.

Ambulance Technician Russ Perkins and Emergency Care Assistant Karen James arrived just in time to catch Jack as he was born in the passenger seat of Sam’s Peugeot 207 at 11.20am. Paramedic Wendy Thomas arrived soon after to check Jack over.

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Baby Jack ended up being born in the Co-op car park in Beeston.

Sam, her husband Dan, and two-month-old Jack were reunited with all of the team on December 5 at Beechdale Ambulance Station.

Mum-of-two Sam said: “From start to finish, my labour took just 20 minutes, but Jack was born in the breach position.

“I was so relieved to see the ambulance crew arrive, and I am really looking forward to thanking the team for helping us out. They were absolutely amazing.”

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