Little Lewis Pashley caused a splash when he came into the world as his mum was enjoying a relaxing swim at a luxury hotel and spa.
Leah Pashley, 28, was due to give birth later this week this week but ‘water baby’ Lewis had other ideas when she went into labour as she was enjoying a relaxing day.
She had woken up on the morning of August 17 with pains and contacted her midwife who told her it was nothing to worry about and to carry on her normal routine.
The following day Leah decided to go to the Forest Pines Hotel and Golf resort at Broughton, near Scunthorpe, North Lincs for a swim and lunch with her mother-in-law Jackie Pashley, who is a trained nurse.
Her water’s broke in the swimming pool and she rushed into the ladies changing room.
Jackie, who works as a registered sick children’s nurse at St. Luke’s Primary School and St Hughs Specialist College in Scunthorpe, and also has 20 years experience working as a paediatric nurse at Scunthorpe General Hospital, delivered Lewis.
Said Leah from Ashby, near Scunthorpe: I went to the toilet and he was delivered in the cubicle. It was a big shock. The staff all helped out and they were brilliant.
But without Jackie there, it would have been more complicated. Leah and her baby were taken to hospital and discharged the next day. Both are and well.
Leah’s husband Matt, 28, got a phone call off his mum saying she’d delivered their son in the changing rooms at the swimming pool.
Emma Jay-Brown, Leisure Club assistant manager at Forest Pines, helped with the baby along with receptionist Kelly Lewis.
I am a first-aider and we were in a team meeting at the time, she said.
The baby had just been born and we had to help unwrap the umbilical cord from his neck.We had to comfort the mum and her mother in law who was going into shock.
This is the first baby to be born at Forest Pines. It took about 10 minutes for the paramedics to arrive but it seemed like ages.
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