Mum gives birth in car on route to hospital

At just over two-weeks-old, Natalie Whelan's little daughter is a picture of peace and serenity.

However her entrance into this world was anything but. Natalie went into labour in the early hours of Christmas morning at home in Guiseley in West Yorkshire.

The family jumped in the car, but the baby had arrived before they reached Harrogate's maternity ward.

I was actually quite calm because I was telling myself this isn't happening, I don't want it to be true. I really wanted to get to hospital as I wanted a water birth. I really wanted to get there but I just felt everything coming.

Natalie Whelan

Staff at the hospital rushed to meet Natalie and her family with hats and blankets to keep the baby warm.

The new addition to the family is yet to be named.

My sister said we need to call her Victoria Circle because that's the roundabout we reached. Victoria Circle el Carro because we're Spanish, but more Christmas names I would say, we just haven't decided yet.

Natalie Whelan