Midwife uses make-up mirror to deliver her own baby


A midwife has delivered her own baby daughter at home with the help of her mother's make-up mirror.

Hours after finishing work at Croydon University Hospital in London, Claire Clarke-Wood, 28, from Hawkhurst, Kent, delivered baby Esmay in her bathroom.

Her contractions came so quickly there was no time for her to make it to hospital.

Baby Esmay was born before paramedics arrived, just after 07:30 GMT on 11 December, weighing 6lb 12oz (3.06kg).

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