Mum tracks down Good Samaritan who caught baby in coat after she gave birth at roadside

Sarah-Jane gave birth just outside the hospital (Image: Sarah-Jane Kitching)

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A mum who gave birth in her car has tracked down the hero woman who caught her baby in her coat.

Sarah-Jane Kitching was just a few minutes away from Barnsley Hospital when she went into labour with her third child, Milania-Rae.

She didn't quite make it to the entrance in time – meaning a Good Samaritan had to step in.

Sarah-Jane's partner had parked their car and rushed into the hospital to get assistance on Sunday, reports ExaminerLive.

But this left her on her own at the exact time Milania-Rae arrived.

Luckily Sarah-Jane's cries for help were heard by a passing woman, who came over and used her coat to deliver the baby.

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Baby Milania-Rae
(Image: Sarah-Jane Kitching)

Sarah-Jane said: "I'd woken up at 7am and thought I had wet myself when I was coughing so had gone and got clean and fresh PJs.

"It wasn't until I went downstairs and grabbed a coffee that I realised it could have been my waters going.

"I wasn’t due till June 26, and I had no pains or anything so I got in, washed my pots and rang my mum.

"She said to ring the hospital, just to be on the safe side and they told me to go in.

"I’ve got a nine-year-old boy and a one-year-old girl and they were still asleep so my partner got them up to take them round to my mum.

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"I still had no pains or contractions. just one in my bum so I never thought I was in labour.

"I got from Darfield to Barnsley and just as we got to the traffic lights at the hospital I told my partner, 'she's here and I need to push!'"

Sarah-Jane continued: "We got literally to the pelican crossing outside the women’s services and I needed to push, so he just stopped, left car door open and ran in the hospital for help but as it was a Sunday, it was like a ghost town.

"But in the meantime, I knew she was there so I pulled my bottoms off and just out corner of my eye I saw a lady crossing.

"I shouted for her to help me so this lady came and said what do you need help with – at this point the baby’s head and shoulders were out so she took her coat out of her bag and caught the baby.

"Milania-Rae was born crying, the lady had hold of the baby and then the nurses and my partner come back to the car!"

After Sarah-Jane and her baby girl had been checked over at the hospital, the mum took to social media to try and find the woman who had helped deliver Milania-Rae.

Posting to her local Facebook page, she asked for help in tracking down the hero so she could thank her.

After almost 400 shares of her post, the Good Samaritan, who is the granddaughter of Chris Swallows, got in touch.

Sarah-Jane, from Barnsley, said: "I wanted to buy her a new coat and some flowers but she doesn't want a fuss!

"But I'm going to try and get some to her through her granddaughter Elise."

Both mother and baby are now doing well.

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