Dad helps wife deliver baby on side of road

A husband swung into action and delivered his wife's baby in the back of his car using her dressing gown.

Edward Johnson lept into action when his wife Victoria knew she wasn't going to be able to make the journey.

The couple, of Starston, Norfolk, were already on their way to the hospital but had to pull over onto a countryside road, because their little one didn't want to wait.

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"There was two minutes of utter panic," Victoria Johnson said. "We had to accept this was happening; we were in the middle of nowhere."

It took 10 minutes from the 28-year-old's water breaking to the arrival of their newborn — alongside the much appreciated help of 31-year-old Johnson's delivery skills.

Newborn girl Edith born in the back seat of car in Norfolk. A husband swung into action and delivered his wife's baby in the back of his car - using his DRESSING GOWN.  See MASONS story MNBABY.  Edward Johnson leaped into action when his wife Victoria knew she wasn't going to be able to make the journey.   The couple, of Starston, Norfolk were already on their way to hospital but had to pull up on to a countryside road, because their little-one didn't want to wait.

SWNS  (Edward was wearing laceless boots and Victoria was wearing flip flops, so he grabbed a belt from a dressing gown to cut the umbilical cord.)

With the emergency services operator on call and Johnson's creative imagination, he then managed to cut the umbilical cord with the tie from a dressing gown.

"Edward was then told by the operator to tie a shoelace around the umbilical cord," the mother of two said. "But he was wearing laceless boots and I was wearing flip-flops.

"We had an iPhone charger, but that was no good. Then Edward ran to the boot of the car and pulled out the tie from my dressing gown," she explained.