Norwich woman gives birth in the snow

A woman was forced to give birth outside a Norwich pub after she got stuck in heavy traffic due to the snowy weather.

Natalie Jones, 19, had gone into labour and together with her sister and partner, was on her way to hospital – but young Callum was so keen to get out that his mum ended up giving birth to him in freezing temperatures outside the Black Horse pub, in Earlham Road, Norwich.

The situation was very different from when Miss Jones had her daughter Leah-Marie, two, when she was in labour for more than three days.

'It was pretty mad,' said the former Heartsease High School pupil, who lives in Cotman Fields, near Bishopgate in the city. 'We were on the way to hospital and I kept shouting, pull over, pull over, I need to push, so we pulled over at the pub.

'It was so cold, but it all happened so quickly. His head was out when I was in the car and my sister had almost delivered him when the ambulance arrived and they got me into the back of the ambulance just in time.'


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Miss Jones, who lives with her partner Andy Campbell, 22, gave birth to Callum in the back of the ambulance on Wednesday, November 24, just after 6pm. Young Callum, who weighed 7lb 1oz, was six days early. They were taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital but returned home on the same day.

Miss Jones added: 'It was bit of a scary experience and was snowing really badly at the time, but Callum is just beautiful. He has got a full head of hair and is just tiny, bless him.'

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James Wright, landlord of the Black Horse pub, said: 'I was working on my own and it was quite busy when a woman came rushing in asking for some sheets as the lady she was with was having a baby.

'I found some maroon sheets to give her. It was snowing when it happened and the ambulance came, it was crazy. It all happened so fast.'

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