Mum shocked to give birth to ‘surprise’ baby on the side of the motorway

A mum was shocked after finding out she was pregnant and giving birth just three days later at the side of a motorway.

Stacey Stevenson revealed her amazement after giving birth in the back of an ambulance, reports Daily Record.

The 30-year-old had put her 7lb weight gain down to overeating during lockdown, after experiencing no pregnancy symptoms, she claims.

However, when she began suffering from swollen feet she decide to take a pregnancy test only to discover she was pregnant with her pregnant child.

Just two days after the bombshell news, Stacey’s waters broke at her Tillicoultry home and she called 999 for an ambulance to rush her to hospital.

But little Callum had other ideas and was welcomed into the world on the M876 near Clackmannanshire Bridge at 1.38am on July 11.

Mum-of-two Stacey told the Daily Record how 7lb 6.5oz Callum was as much of a surprise to her other son Robbie, seven, who hadn’t yet been told about his 'promotion' to big brother.

Stacey said: “I found out on the Tuesday after I had swollen feet and high blood pressure and a test confirmed it.

“I had gained about half a stone but I put it down to lockdown because other than that I had no symptoms or sickness.

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“My waters broke on the Friday night at about 11.30pm. At that point I texted my mum so she could watch my other son Robbie.

“He didn’t even know I was pregnant as I was waiting to get a scan so I had a picture before I told him.

“My dad said he could take me to the hospital so I tried to pack a bag while I was waiting on them but by the time my mum arrived, I had phoned 999.

“There wasn’t enough time to drive to the hospital so we waited for the ambulance.

“We didn’t make it to the hospital though and had to park up at the side of the motorway. “Callum was born at 1.38am.

“I didn’t have so much as an outfit bought. My dad and step-mum had to go shopping for a pram and car seat etc, while my sister went for clothes for him.

“It was just me and Callum at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital until we got home, because of COVID there wasn’t any visiting.

“But Robbie had slept through everything. The paramedics, the ambulance, the dog barking. “He woke up in the morning and my mum told him he was a brother.

“Callum’s 8 weeks now, and we’ve finally found our feet now that the shock has worn off. He’s a brilliant baby.

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“Robbie is absolutely buzzing and is a great big brother who wants to help with everything.”

Stacey has also issued her heartfelt thanks to the two paramedics – Emma Devlin and Lorraine Hardie – who helped keep her calm during her son’s speedy arrival.

She said: “Emma and Lorraine were amazing from the second they arrived – they were calm and confident, even though I think it was the first baby either of them had delivered.

“Both ladies are honestly a credit to the service and I couldn’t have done it without them.”

Ambulance technician Emma Devlin, of Falkirk Station, added: “Both myself and Lorraine are very happy that the delivery went well and that we were able to offer Stacey some reassurance and put her at ease as much as possible during what must have been a terrifying experience for her as Stacey's pregnancy had come as a surprise to her.

“We are also both very happy that both Stacey and Callum are doing so well.”

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