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A brave mum gave birth hugging a bollard in freezing -4C temperatures after she was unable to make it to the entrance of the building.
Jordan Corbett, 27, gave birth to baby Dennis Scott alone in the freezing cold while her partner, Craig Scott, 34, ran inside to get help.
She had been left in cold -4C temperatures clutching a bollard for support when her fourth child arrived on January 25.
Little Dennis was born healthy weighing 7lbs 9oz and able to go home to meet his siblings Harley, 9, Harrison, 6, and Darcey, 6, the next day.
The mum-of-four had not been expecting Dennis to arrive so soon and was told by medics at the Royal United Hospital, in Bath, it wasn't "the right time".
Jordan took “two paracetamol” for the pain, which ended up being the only pain relief she had for Dennis’ birth, and “carried on” with her day.
Over the next 45 minutes, she said the pain progressively worsened and called the hospital again, when she was told to pay the hospital a visit for a check over.
As the couple arrived, Jordan said she felt a sudden change and told her partner Craig that her waters “must have broken” or that she had wet herself.
She said: "I told my partner that my waters must have broken, or that I’d wet myself. It was a bit of a panic after that.
"I told him to go and get help, and then felt the baby’s head move. I knew I was alone, but still tried to shout help me."
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The next thing she knew, little Dennis’ head appeared and as she continued to push and fight the pain "the rest of him" came out.
Jordan said: "The head came out and then I pushed the rest of him out and he fell into my leggings.
"I didn’t know then if should wait for someone to appear or try get towards the door. I put my arm into my leggings and cradled him there.
"It was so cold, about -4C, and it had snowed the day before so I made the decision to try move."
Minutes after Dennis was born, Craig arrived with a wheelchair and a small army of mid vices who rushed her inside.
She joked: "They told me I had high blood pressure – which wasn’t much of a surprise!"
A spokesman for the RUH said: “Births like these are an extremely rare event for the Trust.
"We are really pleased that our midwives were quickly able to provide care for mother and baby – we send our congratulations and wish them well."
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