Life begins in fast lane for baby born on M6

A woman gave birth to her daughter on a busy motorway in the back of a speeding ambulance after floods, delays and full-to-capacity hospitals put a halt to her chosen birth plans.
Hannah Rowlinson, (32), had planned to have a home birth. Instead, her daughter, Viola Florence, was delivered by paramedics going at 90mph down the M6 on Saturday afternoon, near junction 17. She was then taken to Royal Stoke Hospital for post-natal care.
Mrs Rowlinson’s husband Joel had set up a birthing pool at their home on Thursday after she went into labour at 4pm. She was six days overdue at the time and her contractions continued for almost 48 hours, into Saturday morning.

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