Mum gives birth on motorway days after shock pregnancy news

Stacey Stevenson didn't know she was pregnant until two days before she gave birth in the back of an ambulance.

Mum gives birth on motorway days after shock pregnancy news Scottish Ambulance Service

A mum who gave birth in the back of an ambulance only two days after she found out she was pregnant has thanked the emergency responders who helped to deliver her baby.

Little Callum was born at 1.38am on July 11 on the M876 just after the Clackmannan Bridge.

Mum Stacey Stevenson, of Tillicoultry, said: “I actually only found out on the Thursday that I was even pregnant.

“I had no idea the whole way through. I didn’t gain weight, had no symptoms or anything. 

“Safe to say it was the biggest shock of my life. I don’t think I’m over it yet.”

Ms Stevenson, 30, raised the alarm she’d gone into labour after her waters broke late on the Friday night.

Emma Devlin and Lorraine Hardie were dispatched from the Scottish Ambulance Service’s Falkirk station.

Ms Stevenson said: “Emma and Lorraine were amazing from the second they arrived. They were calm and confident, even though I think it was the first baby either of them had delivered.

“We headed for the hospital but didn’t quite make it.”

Callum was born on the motorway, weighing 7lb 6oz.

Ms Stevenson added: “Both ladies are honestly a credit to the service and I couldn’t have done it without them. Both of them were amazing, helpful and calm.”

Ms Devlin said both herself and Ms Hardie were happy that the delivery went well.

She added: “And that we were able to offer Stacey some reassurance and put her at ease as much as possible during what must of been a terrifying experience for her as Stacey’s pregnancy had come as a surprise to her. 

“We are also both very happy that both Stacey and Callum are doing so well.” 

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