Baby born in office car park

Baby Teddy was born in an office car park. He's pictured with his family, dad Luke Parrish,  mum Danielle Barnett and sisters Imogen, seven, and Megan, five.
Baby Teddy was born in an office car park. He's pictured with his family, dad Luke Parrish, mum Danielle Barnett and sisters Imogen, seven, and Megan, five.

A mum ended up giving birth to her third child in an office car park after she realised she wouldn’t make it to hospital on time.

Danielle Barnett, 30, of Rumballs Road, Hemel Hempstead went into labour in the early hours of May 21 and began to make her way to hospital with partner Luke Parrish and mum Christine.

Baby Teddy Parrish of Hemel Hempstead made such a swift entrance into the world that his mum didn't have time to get to the hospital

Baby Teddy Parrish of Hemel Hempstead made such a swift entrance into the world that his mum didn't have time to get to the hospital

But getting stuck in the rush hour traffic meant they were forced to pull into an office car park in Hunton Bridge after Danielle realised the baby would not wait.

Miss Barnett, a receptionist, said: “We rang the hospital and they told us to call an ambulance, so while we were waiting my mum was helping me as best she could.

“When the paramedics turned up, they were fantastic. I know them only as Geoff and Emma, but I want to say a big thank you to them.

“I wasn’t nervous or scared, I felt quite calm actually.”

Baby Teddy was safely delivered at 8.05am, weighing 6lb 5oz.

He was taken into the office block by grandmother Christine where he could be checked over in the warm.

Miss Barnett – who is also mum to Imogen, seven, and five-year-old Megan – said when the bemused office workers turned up to start their day, they offered to make cups of tea for the family when they had heard the happy news.

Baby Teddy is now settling in at home with his proud parents and older sisters, who say they will enjoy telling their son and brother all about his swift entrance into the world when he’s older.