Mayo mum in Australia gives birth in cycle lane on way to hospital

An Irish woman in Australia gave birth to her baby in a cycle lane after she and her husband were forced to stop on their way to the hospital.

Aishling and Stephen Mohan were on their way to hospital when Aishling went into labour and gave birth to their new baby before they could reach the hospital. The couple are originally from Mayo, but now live in Brisbane.

The new mother told Australia's 9 News that the baby's head came out before they hit a set of lights so they knew they had to pull over.

"I couldn't recline the seat back because the car seat was behind me, we've two car seats," she said.

According to the hospital's website, Aishling felt the need to push five minutes into the 40-minute drive to the Mater Hospital.

"I just kind of surrendered to the fact that the baby was coming in the car," she said.

"I told Stephen I was pushing and that the baby's head was coming out and he replied,'just breathe'.

Luckily, a midwife in training called Emily was walking to work and passed the car. Emily said she usually parks the car a couple of hundred meters from the Mater Hospital she works in, and walks the rest of the way.

"When I got to the car, mom was really calm and comfortable. She won't say she was comfortable because she was on the handbrake. I happened to be in the right place at the right time."

mayo baby Aishling and Stephen Mohan with their new baby son.

Emily helped to bring the couple's second child into the world weighing a healthy 3.68kgs, with no complications.

The little boy has no name yet, but Stephen joked that they might consider Roadie.

'Eh, no', was Aishling's response.

For the latest news and breaking news

Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you.

Follow us onTwitter- the official Twitter account - real news in real time.

We're also onFacebook - your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout the day from the Irish Daily Star and