A MOTHER was given the ultimate in comfort food when undergoing a lengthy child birth.

While gas and air may be the common request for women in labour, Liz Hancock had something much more tasty on her mind.
Having been in Hereford County Hospital’s maternity department for a day, she was clearly in need of a pick-me-up as there was little sign of her baby emerging.
And so husband Alex was sent out to his local chip shop so the mum-to-be could stick to the family’s ‘Friday fried fish’ tradition.
One battered cod was quickly cooked up by the team at Oceans on St Owen Street who were only too happy to help.
Alex then made the short trip back to the hospital to settle the craving for the nation’s most famous takeaway.
“Liz went in to the hospital on the Thursday and was induced to try to speed things up,” Alex added.
“But by Friday evening not a lot was happening so I thought I would help by getting her cod and chips.”
The food was certainly welcome – and needed – as their baby stayed tucked inside its mum’s tummy for the whole of Saturday.
By Sunday afternoon, the decision was taken to perform a caesarian – and at 2pm little Eddie finally made his appearance in this world, weighing in at a healthy eight pounds and three ounces.
“I couldn’t complete the delivery naturally as Eddie’s hand was up by his face,” said mum Liz. “Maybe he had his hand up for more fish and chips.”
Eddie is now out of hospital and settling into life at home in St James, Hereford.
The family live just a short walk from Oceans – and staff have promised Liz a free meal to celebrate the birth of her first child.
Mal Williams, owner of Oceans, said he was delighted to hear of such a happy outcome for the young family.
“We were delighted to play our part and settle that familiar craving for fish and chips at such a crucial time,” he added.