Baby born outside Hereford United's Edgar Street ground

Hereford Times: Baby born outside Hereford United's Edgar Street ground Baby born outside Hereford United's Edgar Street ground

ONE baby boy will surely grow up to be football crazy after being born right outside Hereford United's ground.

Jayden Gaine was delivered in the back of an ambulance in the Merton Meadow car park at 2.20am last Thursday.

"I went to Hereford County Hospital at 10.30pm the previous night, but was only 3cm dilated, so was told to go home," said Jayden's mum Clare Pugh.

"But, I had to ring 999 at 1.15am because I was in full labour.

"I didn't make it to the hospital though - the ambulance had to pull into the car park.

Jayden was delivered at the roadside before mother and baby were taken straight to Hereford County Hospital.

Clare, aged 24, and her partner Tim Gaine, 22, who are from Leominster, have two other children - Marnie, six, and Morgan, five.

But the chances of Jayden growing up to be a Hereford United fan are slim - Tim is an avid Manchester United supporter, while Clare has never seen the Bulls play.

"I didn't expect the labour to be as quick as it was, but after only two pushes, he was out," said Clare.

"I dilated pretty quickly, so I don't think that I should have been sent home.

"But, Jayden has been brilliant and has settled really well."

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1:53pm Wed 25 Dec 13

silentbull2 says...

Maybe Jayden is telling his 'fantasy' dad to start supporting his 'local' side
The more that turn up to watch the better Hereford United will become ;-)
Good luck for the future
Maybe Jayden is telling his 'fantasy' dad to start supporting his 'local' side The more that turn up to watch the better Hereford United will become ;-) Good luck for the future silentbull2

5:09pm Wed 25 Dec 13

Everywhere says...

Good to hear that all is well with Mother and baby, and may it continue. Do not know much about birthing so will not comment on the fact that three hours after being told to go away from the hospital the baby was born . Will leave those comments to the "experts"
Surprised that the name Edgar or Merton was not included in Jayden's names .
Good to hear that all is well with Mother and baby, and may it continue. Do not know much about birthing so will not comment on the fact that three hours after being told to go away from the hospital the baby was born . Will leave those comments to the "experts" Surprised that the name Edgar or Merton was not included in Jayden's names . Everywhere

10:35am Thu 26 Dec 13

john.dale says...

Pity no reference to the fabulous work done by the NHS Ambulance Crew in this. Knock us all you like but the NHS does do some great work. Well done the crew.
Pity no reference to the fabulous work done by the NHS Ambulance Crew in this. Knock us all you like but the NHS does do some great work. Well done the crew. john.dale

1:13pm Thu 26 Dec 13

William Rudd says...

Everywhere wrote:
Good to hear that all is well with Mother and baby, and may it continue. Do not know much about birthing so will not comment on the fact that three hours after being told to go away from the hospital the baby was born . Will leave those comments to the "experts"
Surprised that the name Edgar or Merton was not included in Jayden's names .
You can go days even weeks being 3+ cm dilated
[quote][p][bold]Everywhere[/bold] wrote: Good to hear that all is well with Mother and baby, and may it continue. Do not know much about birthing so will not comment on the fact that three hours after being told to go away from the hospital the baby was born . Will leave those comments to the "experts" Surprised that the name Edgar or Merton was not included in Jayden's names .[/p][/quote]You can go days even weeks being 3+ cm dilated William Rudd

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