A DAVENTRY woman found herself making a surprise delivery for her sister – a new baby boy.
Jade Hanna, 23, from Ericsson Close on the Ashby Fields estate, went into labour on Saturday.
She thought she was having a slow labour and was with her neighbour Leanne Tonks when suddenly the baby started crowning.
Leanne called paramedics while Jade called her partner James Halford and sister Fay Hignell.
It was Fay who was first on scene, and with no sign of any medical help, she took control.
Fay, 28, said: “The neighbour, Leanne, was on the phone to the call centre and I was trying to talk to Jade and keep her calm.
“It was a very scary situation but it all worked out well in the end.”
With Fay helping her through it, Jade gave birth at 12.30pm on Saturday.
Partner James arrived just five minutes later and the paramedics 25 minutes later, half-an-hour after they were called.
Jade said: “I had been in hospital the day before and had a scan and I was told at the end of it that I might be having a small baby so I was a little bit worried.
“I was recommended to come to the hospital.
“I was panicking and screaming, I was wanting to be in the hospital giving birth, not at home.
“However, when the baby came out, he was healthy and there were no complications.
“The paramedics when they arrived were happy and so he was born at home and able to stay here.
“I am so grateful to my sister and Leanne who worked so hard to deliver the baby.”
The bonnie boy weighed seven pounds and nine ounces and it is Jade’s third child after Skye, five, and Angel, who is 20 months old.
Fay said: “I had never been in that situation or ever helped to deliver a baby before, I am just really happy for them both.”
And with the weekend full of celebrations, Jade decided on a name to mark the occasion.
She said: “I chose the name London because I have always liked the name and with all of the jubilee celebrations, with much of it taking place in London, I just thought it was an appropriate name.
“I am really happy now that he is here.”