Baby starts birth in hospital toilet

Nov. 16, 2009 at 2:30 PM

BOSTON, England, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A British woman said she started giving birth to her son in a bathroom after seven medical workers told her she was not in labor.

Janet Clark, 38, said she was 25 weeks pregnant when she went into the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, England, with a great deal of pain and was sent home after talking to a doctor and four midwives, The Sun reported Monday.

Clark said she returned to the hospital the next day and went into the bathroom after being told by two more medical workers that she was not in labor and had nothing to worry about. However, Clark said her son, Zac, began to arrive while she was on the toilet.

"A pregnant woman shouldn't have to plead with medical staff," Clark said after giving birth to Zac, who hospital staff said needed special care at first but is now doing well.

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