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Primary school teacher gives birth in classroom

A primary school teacher got her baby son's education off to an early start - by giving birth to him in a classroom.

Diane Krish-Veeramany, 30, went into labour a week before she was due while working at Manford Primary School, in Chigwell, Essex.

Three colleagues acted as improvised midwives to help deliver her second child, Jonah, after she came out of a morning meeting.

Feeling the first pangs of labour, Mrs Krish-Veeramany called for her husband, Vijaye Veeramany, to come and pick her up.

We now joke that he was late for his first day at school as he was born after the bell.

The school have named the room he was born in after him - it's now called Jonah's Room.

– Diane Krish-Veeramany

Twenty minutes later she had delivered the baby with the help of teaching assistants Dita Gojnovci, Chris Sword and Sam Mustafa.