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Inquiry into car park birth

Baby born in hospital car park Credit: Calendar news

A hospital trust says it will begin investigtions into claims that mother- to- be Ania Martin was turned away from a maternity unit in Leeds.

She later gave birth to a little girl in a hospital car park. Ania and her husband Dean say it was very distressing. Leeds teaching hospitals say they will investigate what happened.


Birth drama

Newborn baby Martin
Baby born in hospital car park Credit: Calendar news

A mother from Leeds has been describing her ordeal, after giving birth to her baby daughter in the car park of a hospital. Dean and Ania Martin had been turned away from one maternity ward because it was full - but did not make it across the city to another hospital in time.

By the time they arrived, Mrs Martin was already giving birth. She was helped by a doctor in the hospital reception who saw what was going on

The new arrival, yet to be named, weighed in at a healthy 6lb 9oz. But her parents say it could have turned out so very different.


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