Derby

Shock pregnancy woman gives birth in Belper street

  • 5 October 2011
  • From the section Derby

A 44-year-old mother who did not realise she was pregnant is recovering at home after giving birth on a Derbyshire street.

Jane Eadie, from Langley Mill, said she was amazed when she gave birth to her third baby - a boy named James - on King Street in Belper on 24 September.

She believed she had gained weight over the past nine months because she had stopped taking some pills.

Mrs Eadie also thought she had started the menopause.

Mrs Eadie had been out shopping when she felt unwell and sat down on a bench.

Her daughter Elizabeth Anderson, 23, was with her when she gave birth in front of shoppers.

"I just couldn't believe it. I just thought it was a dream until we saw the baby. He's wonderful," Ms Anderson said.

"Everyone kept running up to us and going ah, congratulations."