Mum gives birth in petrol station

A Hampshire woman has thanked staff who helped her through the delivery of her baby at a petrol station.

Twenty-one-year-old Jennifer Hunt went into in labour as her boyfriend, Chris, was driving her hospital. He pulled into a 24-hour Total service station in Hindhead, Surrey, and called an ambulance.

A sales assistance at the service station helped Jennifer into the shop, but even before the ambulance could reach the them, Miss Hunt gave birth to baby Tyler.

Both mother and son were taken to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, Surrey.

"It all happened somewhere between the biscuits and the anti-freeze," Miss Tyler said. "It was a lot safer to give birth inside the shop than the car because there was more room. It was quite cold because the air-conditioning was on but I didn't care.

"I started getting twitches at about 10pm the night before."

She added: "I never had a birth plan because things never turn out as you expect, but I never in a million years thought this would happen."

Tyler is the couple's second son.

"Everyone is doing well and Tyler is gorgeous," said Miss Hunt.

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