I gave birth in the footwell of a Ford Fiesta while my partner was speeding down the M65 at 70mph

A mother gave birth in the footwell of a Ford Fiesta while her partner was speeding down the freeway at 70 mph.

Natalie Whitton, 31, was driven to hospital by Lee Reynolds, 34, on the M65 near Burnley, Lancs.

Natalie Whitton gave birth to baby Harrison in the footwell of a Ford Fiesta

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Natalie Whitton gave birth to baby Harrison in the footwell of a Ford FiestaPhoto credit: SWNS
She was driven to the hospital by her husband, Lee Reynolds

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She was driven to the hospital by her husband, Lee ReynoldsPhoto credit: Getty

She said: “I could feel a little bit of an urge to push, but I said, ‘go on’.

“Then the baby suddenly came out and landed on the floor in the footwell of the car.”

Baby Harrison, who weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces, was given the all-clear after they drove on to Burnley Hospital for a check-up.

Lee said, “When we were on the freeway, Natalie said, ‘It’s coming, I’m not going to make it,’ and I was like, ‘Oh shit! We’re not going to make it.’

“I ended up phoning the Blackburn Birth Center which is closer to Burnley than we are.

“But when we called the midwife and said, ‘Can we come to your place,’ she said, ‘No, we’re full,’ so we just kept going.”

Lee described his call with an NHS midwife. “I was on the phone with the midwife and then the baby shot out, literally shot out, into the footwell.

“I just turned around and said, ‘There’s a baby in the footwell! There’s a baby in the footwell!’ I was really panicking.

“So the midwife said to me, ‘Stop in the hard shoulder and call 999.’ So that’s where I stopped.”

The couple, Darwen, Lancs, are already parents to Sienna, four.

Lee Reynolds said he was

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Lee Reynolds said he was “in a real panic” as he sped down the freeway at 70mphPhoto credit: SWNS

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