A very relieved mum has given in the back of her sisters car, just meters from the entrance to the maternity hospital in St Helier.
Aided by her husband Gemma Slatter gave birth to a 6lb 15oz girl, while her 18 month year old was also in the car. It appears that the contractions came on quickly and waiting for other relatives to come and look after the couples other children resulted in a dash for the hospital but not quite making the maturity unit.
Concerns have been raised by local people that this could happen again if the local maturity unit is closed down.
We suspect that the birds and the bees conversation with this older brother may be fairly easy. Mother and child are both doing well, and a set of Funky Giraffe Bandana Bibs are going to be sent asap.