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Baby born on pavement in -4C


A 25-year-old woman in the UK gave birth to her son on a hospital pavement at -4C in the early hours of Sunday.

Lisa McNeil helped herself after desperate attempts at pressing the buzzer failed to alert nurses at the maternity ward of Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, Fife. Her mother held out a cardigan and wrapped the infant before he could hit his head on concrete, reported 'Mail Online'.

Lisa said the experience was "like a horror movie. I was in a lot of pain and bleeding. It was surreal...I don’t think anyone should be put through the humiliation of having to give birth on a pavement outside a hospital in front of strangers."

Her mother said: "It is scandalous and must never, ever happen again. I kept my hand on that buzzer for six minutes and shouted and screamed..."

Meanwhile, hospital authorities claim the call system used by the family was that of the assessment department and not the delivery suite. And that nurses were at "their help within two minutes of her arrival at the door".

However, phone and video evidence shows at least three minutes and 49 seconds between the first buzzer being pressed and help arriving, according to the report in 'Mail Online'.

But Lisa has no compplaints and did not blame the nurses for what happened. "It is not their fault that the buzzer is in the wrong place and they can’t hear it. Nurses were fantastic and apologitic..."

The baby weighed who weighed 8lb and 14oz at birth and the new mom are doing fine.