A woman unexpectedly gave birth in a hospital car park after she was unable to get to the maternity unit on time.
Sian Austin was in labour when she was told to come in to the maternity unit at Watford General Hospital on Monday morning.
But as she arrived she "very suddenly" started giving birth to her first child before she could even get to the door.
Members of the public rushed over to help while two staff who normally take blood samples from patients sprang into action.
Midwives from the maternity unit were also alerted but arrived minutes after the baby had arrived.
But after mum and baby who has yet to be named were checked over they were allowed to go home that very same day.
A hospital spokesperson added: