A brave mum rushed to her pregnant daughter’s aid – and delivered her OWN grandson in the front room.
Shocked Sharon Mackay, 47, was on stand-by to rush her daughter Kimberley, 25, into a hospital maternity ward at a moment’s notice.
But by the time she had got to Kimberley’s home she was already heavily in labour – and half an hour later baby Mason was born a healthy 7lb11.
Upon arrival, calm baker Sharon instantly took charge of the situation, ordering Kimberley’s partner, Mark Spittle, 25, to find some towels, while she called the ambulance service.
She was then transferred to a midwife who helped Sharon through the birthing process, step-by-step.
Sharon, from Newquay, Cornwall, said: “I had just finished work, and was on my way home when I got the phone call from my daughter, saying ‘mum I’m in labour’.”
“I went down and saw her, and asked her how long her contractions were apart, and she said about two minutes.
“She tried to walk six feet and her water broke, so I told my son in law to go and found towels, and I rang the ambulance to notify them.
“The ambulance service found a midwife to talk me through it, and they instructed me through it.
“They told me what to do step by step, and what would happen.
“I followed the instructions and he was born into my arms.”
Sharon, works at the bakery in Morrisons, has two children Kimberley, 25, and Connor, 21, and lives with husband Innes, 49.
She said: “It was a special experience; I was present at the birth of the first two, but to actually deliver the third one was great.
“I had joked through all her pregnancy that I would deliver this one, because Kimberley’s last labour was half an hour I said we would never get to the hospital on time for this one.
“I was only joking; I didn’t expect it to come true.
“He was born happy and healthy, a 7lb11.”
Kimberley, who also works at Morrison’s, who has two other children Sapphire, four, and Chace, two, said: “It’s so much more comfortable and relaxing at home.
“You’re not sitting there wondering when you’re going to get out of there. It’s just nice and warm, relaxed, calm and comfortable.
“It’s lovely – I’ve had my mum there for all three of our children, but having her deliver him on her own was just incredible, such a lovely, lovely thing.”