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early arrival Proud Cork man tells how wife gave birth to 'perfect' baby boy in back seat of his car

Frankfield man Stephen says he and wife Vicky had 'some look' on their faces when they arrived at the hospital

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Vicky, Stephen and Conor's big brother Rian

Vicky, Stephen and Conor's big brother Rian

Vicky, Stephen and Conor's big brother Rian

A Cork man has spoken of the moment his wife delivered her own child in the car as he was driving her to Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH).

The Frankfield man spoke to Cork RedFM this morning describing how the drama unfolded, and how wife Vicky delivered their new son Conor, in the back seat of their car, on the South Link Road, into the world herself.

Stephen Lynch explained: “We’re very close [to the hospital]”

The pair were en route to CUMH when Vicky’s water broke.

"We delivered him ourselves, thank God everything was alright."

Stephen explained there were labour pains “on and off from Friday… with gaps of three or four hours between contractions”.

But on Sunday, he says, “It went from being slow and steady to being very, very fast, very, very quickly.”

He added : “Thankfully now we have another baby boy to add to the family.”

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Conor couldn't wait to get to the hospital

Conor couldn't wait to get to the hospital

Conor couldn't wait to get to the hospital

Speaking of arriving at the hospital, Stephen said: “At the link, there was nowhere to pull over, so I said to Vicky, ‘will I stop, or just go?’”

The Cork man laughed: “I don’t think they were expecting us to come in the way we did.”

Stephen said his new arrival weighed in at 6lb 13, describing his son as “perfect”.

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Speaking of when he and his wife turned up at the hospital, with Vicky having given birth in the back seat, Stephen said: “We had some look on our faces!”

Stephen’s friends and family were also shocked at the way Conor entered the world.

He explained: “They think it’s amazing, and they think Vicky’s amazing. I’m surprised at what women’s bodies can do.”

Speaking of the back seat of his motor, Stephen joked: “I’ll probably have to get a valet at some stage!"

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