Baby born at 90mph as mother is raced to hospital by boyfriend driver | The Sun
28th January 2023

A MUM was in a hurry to give birth as her tot arrived in the passenger seat of the car as her boyfriend raced to hospital “at 90mph”.

Lauren Tilney popped son Toby out as Jack Baugh sped along despite nurses on speaker­phone urging him to pull over.

Lauren, 27, started having contractions in bed on Thursday night after watching Love Island.

She jumped into their Honda CR-V for the 30-minute journey up the M6 from Stafford to Stoke.

But ten minutes after setting off, mum-of-two Lauren realised they would not make it in time.

The sales administrator told how Jack ploughed on behind the wheel as staff at Royal Stoke University Hospital listened in on the telephone.


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Lauren said: “Jack was speeding down the motorway when I suddenly realised that the baby was coming.

“I had to deliver it on my own. The adrenaline must have kicked in because I just pushed him out and it was over as quick as a flash.”

The relieved couple arrived at the hospital to be greeted by a row of nurses waiting to check if the baby and mum were both OK.

Toby weighed in at 6lb 13oz and is now home with his family.

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Jack, 30, recalled: “I knew I had to put my foot down, focus on the road and get Lauren to hospital as quickly as I could.

“When Toby was being born next to me, I was so worried. The nurses at the hospital were on loudspeaker screaming at us to pull over but Lauren told me to just keep driving.”

Lauren, who also has a three-year-old daughter, added: “Toby started crying immediately — which is always a good sign.

“He looked in perfect health but obviously we were anxious to get that checked. I was taken in and they checked Toby over.

“He weighed in at 6lb 13oz and, as we hoped, he’s in perfect health.

“We’re now back at home and everything is lovely.

“Looking back, I really can’t believe what happened. It was manic, it is unbelievable I managed to give birth on the motorway. But the main thing is our Toby is safe with his family where he belongs.”

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