Gran delivers daughter's baby in back of Metro taxi

The Bolton News: Gran delivers daughter's baby in back of Metro taxi Gran delivers daughter's baby in back of Metro taxi

PREGNANT Jenny Dakin thought she had timed her taxi journey to the maternity unit to give birth to perfection — but bundle of joy Natasha Ann had other ideas.

The little girl came into the world near the Burnden retail park in Manchester Road in the back of a Metro taxi, weighing 6lb 2oz.

Miss Dakin’s mother, Sharon, who had already been present at the birth of four of her grandchildren and partner Tyrone Allonby were on hand to assist with the delivery on Saturday morning.

“The taxi driver would not stop,” said Mrs Dakin, aged 51, a cleaning supervisor at Thornleigh College.

“I think he was terrified. Jenny’s contractions were every 10 minutes, and we had phoned the hospital the previous day to ask their advice.”

“They told us to wait until the contractions were every five minutes, and this happened on Saturday, so we called a taxi straight away.

“When we were on Manchester Road, Jenny said she felt like she wanted to push, and we knew the baby wanted to come.

“When I saw the baby crowning, I knew she would not wait.

“Thankfully, it was a very easy delivery — the whole process to only about seven minutes.

“Tyrone had called 999 and was receiving advice over the phone, but having watched all my grandchildren coming I knew what to do.”

A medical team was on hand at the Princess Anne Maternity Unit at the Royal Bolton Hospital to take over and cut the umbilicle cord and deliver the placenta.

“We kept her wrapped in Tyrone’s coat until we got there,” added Mrs Dakin.

The drama unfolded on Saturday morning when Jenny was visiting her mother in a neighbouring street in Astley Bridge.

Natasha’s arrival deprived the Dakins of a double birthday celebration as Jenny’s son James celebrated his second birthday yesterday.

“We are absolutely delighted and relieved that everything went well,” said 42-year-old Mr Allonby. “I am only just coming back down to earth. It was an amazing experience.”

Miss Dakin , aged 27, was expecting to leave hospital with Natasha today.

“My mum did a fantastic job,” she said. “I never expected it to happen so quickly, but I am just relieved Natasha is okay.”

Owner of Metro Taxis, Nick Astley, said: “In 30 years in the taxi businesses, this has never happened in one of my vehicles, but I am absolutely over the moon for the family.”

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7:24am Mon 9 Jun 14

oftbewildered2 says...

Luckily everything went smoothly (in the circumstances) - a story to be handed down to the family. Congratulations to the family and well done Gran.

Note to BN - 'umbilical' - not 'umbilicle' - even a spell check would have picked that one up.
Luckily everything went smoothly (in the circumstances) - a story to be handed down to the family. Congratulations to the family and well done Gran. Note to BN - 'umbilical' - not 'umbilicle' - even a spell check would have picked that one up. oftbewildered2
  • Score: 32

9:23am Mon 9 Jun 14

BG2012 says...

Maybe if metro turned up on time this wouldnt of happened. My pre ordered metro taxi was 2 hours late on sat! 2 girls left sat in manchester freezing cold for 2 hours with 2% battery on their phones!!! Shame on u metro!!

On the other hand, well done to this family on the safe arrival of their baby girll! Shes beautiful!
Maybe if metro turned up on time this wouldnt of happened. My pre ordered metro taxi was 2 hours late on sat! 2 girls left sat in manchester freezing cold for 2 hours with 2% battery on their phones!!! Shame on u metro!! On the other hand, well done to this family on the safe arrival of their baby girll! Shes beautiful! BG2012
  • Score: -24

11:53am Mon 9 Jun 14

melloj says...

I'd want a tip for that!
I'd want a tip for that! melloj
  • Score: 2

12:54pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Bolton Lad 85 says...

BG2012 wrote:
Maybe if metro turned up on time this wouldnt of happened. My pre ordered metro taxi was 2 hours late on sat! 2 girls left sat in manchester freezing cold for 2 hours with 2% battery on their phones!!! Shame on u metro!!

On the other hand, well done to this family on the safe arrival of their baby girll! Shes beautiful!
You know what you should have done after say 10mins RUNG THEM!! you cretin. Or get in one of the thousands of taxis in Manchester. They are freezing because you and them are dumb.
[quote][p][bold]BG2012[/bold] wrote: Maybe if metro turned up on time this wouldnt of happened. My pre ordered metro taxi was 2 hours late on sat! 2 girls left sat in manchester freezing cold for 2 hours with 2% battery on their phones!!! Shame on u metro!! On the other hand, well done to this family on the safe arrival of their baby girll! Shes beautiful![/p][/quote]You know what you should have done after say 10mins RUNG THEM!! you cretin. Or get in one of the thousands of taxis in Manchester. They are freezing because you and them are dumb. Bolton Lad 85
  • Score: 7

12:59pm Mon 9 Jun 14

bernie boy says...

Did the kid have to pay a separate fare?
Did the kid have to pay a separate fare? bernie boy
  • Score: 6

3:59pm Mon 9 Jun 14

The bluetooth. says...

Am surprised the driver didnt charge her for a full valet.
Am surprised the driver didnt charge her for a full valet. The bluetooth.
  • Score: 7

6:24pm Mon 9 Jun 14

questionairre says...

Dads seem to be getting older these days.
Dads seem to be getting older these days. questionairre
  • Score: 2

8:54pm Tue 10 Jun 14

rosebud31563 says...

The bluetooth. wrote:
Am surprised the driver didnt charge her for a full valet.
Yes the driver was paid for a full valet plus extra
[quote][p][bold]The bluetooth.[/bold] wrote: Am surprised the driver didnt charge her for a full valet.[/p][/quote]Yes the driver was paid for a full valet plus extra rosebud31563
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9:00am Wed 11 Jun 14

BG2012 says...

Bolton Lad 85 wrote:
BG2012 wrote:
Maybe if metro turned up on time this wouldnt of happened. My pre ordered metro taxi was 2 hours late on sat! 2 girls left sat in manchester freezing cold for 2 hours with 2% battery on their phones!!! Shame on u metro!!

On the other hand, well done to this family on the safe arrival of their baby girll! Shes beautiful!
You know what you should have done after say 10mins RUNG THEM!! you cretin. Or get in one of the thousands of taxis in Manchester. They are freezing because you and them are dumb.
You think I didnt ring them?? There wasn't thousands of taxis u absolute idiot... if you have ever been to a festival, you would know that getting a taxi afterwards is near impossible hence why I pre-booked!! I was litterally stranded and all they had to say was "he's 5 minutes away".... booked for 11.30 and turned up at 1.30!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Bolton Lad 85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BG2012[/bold] wrote: Maybe if metro turned up on time this wouldnt of happened. My pre ordered metro taxi was 2 hours late on sat! 2 girls left sat in manchester freezing cold for 2 hours with 2% battery on their phones!!! Shame on u metro!! On the other hand, well done to this family on the safe arrival of their baby girll! Shes beautiful![/p][/quote]You know what you should have done after say 10mins RUNG THEM!! you cretin. Or get in one of the thousands of taxis in Manchester. They are freezing because you and them are dumb.[/p][/quote]You think I didnt ring them?? There wasn't thousands of taxis u absolute idiot... if you have ever been to a festival, you would know that getting a taxi afterwards is near impossible hence why I pre-booked!! I was litterally stranded and all they had to say was "he's 5 minutes away".... booked for 11.30 and turned up at 1.30!!!! BG2012
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9:06am Wed 11 Jun 14

BG2012 says...

Bolton Lad 85 wrote:
BG2012 wrote:
Maybe if metro turned up on time this wouldnt of happened. My pre ordered metro taxi was 2 hours late on sat! 2 girls left sat in manchester freezing cold for 2 hours with 2% battery on their phones!!! Shame on u metro!!

On the other hand, well done to this family on the safe arrival of their baby girll! Shes beautiful!
You know what you should have done after say 10mins RUNG THEM!! you cretin. Or get in one of the thousands of taxis in Manchester. They are freezing because you and them are dumb.
Oh and also @Bolton lad 85.... he had already been paid for the journey so before u start with ur nasty comments for attention, think about what your saying!!!
[quote][p][bold]Bolton Lad 85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BG2012[/bold] wrote: Maybe if metro turned up on time this wouldnt of happened. My pre ordered metro taxi was 2 hours late on sat! 2 girls left sat in manchester freezing cold for 2 hours with 2% battery on their phones!!! Shame on u metro!! On the other hand, well done to this family on the safe arrival of their baby girll! Shes beautiful![/p][/quote]You know what you should have done after say 10mins RUNG THEM!! you cretin. Or get in one of the thousands of taxis in Manchester. They are freezing because you and them are dumb.[/p][/quote]Oh and also @Bolton lad 85.... he had already been paid for the journey so before u start with ur nasty comments for attention, think about what your saying!!! BG2012
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12:52pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Bolton Lad 85 says...

BG2012 wrote:
Bolton Lad 85 wrote:
BG2012 wrote:
Maybe if metro turned up on time this wouldnt of happened. My pre ordered metro taxi was 2 hours late on sat! 2 girls left sat in manchester freezing cold for 2 hours with 2% battery on their phones!!! Shame on u metro!!

On the other hand, well done to this family on the safe arrival of their baby girll! Shes beautiful!
You know what you should have done after say 10mins RUNG THEM!! you cretin. Or get in one of the thousands of taxis in Manchester. They are freezing because you and them are dumb.
Oh and also @Bolton lad 85.... he had already been paid for the journey so before u start with ur nasty comments for attention, think about what your saying!!!
it was 11.30 why didn't you get the train?. Why would you pay a return fare before the journey. Its not difficult just use your brain.
[quote][p][bold]BG2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bolton Lad 85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BG2012[/bold] wrote: Maybe if metro turned up on time this wouldnt of happened. My pre ordered metro taxi was 2 hours late on sat! 2 girls left sat in manchester freezing cold for 2 hours with 2% battery on their phones!!! Shame on u metro!! On the other hand, well done to this family on the safe arrival of their baby girll! Shes beautiful![/p][/quote]You know what you should have done after say 10mins RUNG THEM!! you cretin. Or get in one of the thousands of taxis in Manchester. They are freezing because you and them are dumb.[/p][/quote]Oh and also @Bolton lad 85.... he had already been paid for the journey so before u start with ur nasty comments for attention, think about what your saying!!![/p][/quote]it was 11.30 why didn't you get the train?. Why would you pay a return fare before the journey. Its not difficult just use your brain. Bolton Lad 85
  • Score: 0

9:17pm Thu 12 Jun 14

BG2012 says...

Bolton Lad 85 wrote:
BG2012 wrote:
Bolton Lad 85 wrote:
BG2012 wrote:
Maybe if metro turned up on time this wouldnt of happened. My pre ordered metro taxi was 2 hours late on sat! 2 girls left sat in manchester freezing cold for 2 hours with 2% battery on their phones!!! Shame on u metro!!

On the other hand, well done to this family on the safe arrival of their baby girll! Shes beautiful!
You know what you should have done after say 10mins RUNG THEM!! you cretin. Or get in one of the thousands of taxis in Manchester. They are freezing because you and them are dumb.
Oh and also @Bolton lad 85.... he had already been paid for the journey so before u start with ur nasty comments for attention, think about what your saying!!!
it was 11.30 why didn't you get the train?. Why would you pay a return fare before the journey. Its not difficult just use your brain.
A train from from where u bell?? I was at heaton park!!! There was no other way to get home!! Do one with ur crappy senseless comments im not interested u attention seeking moron!!
[quote][p][bold]Bolton Lad 85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BG2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bolton Lad 85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BG2012[/bold] wrote: Maybe if metro turned up on time this wouldnt of happened. My pre ordered metro taxi was 2 hours late on sat! 2 girls left sat in manchester freezing cold for 2 hours with 2% battery on their phones!!! Shame on u metro!! On the other hand, well done to this family on the safe arrival of their baby girll! Shes beautiful![/p][/quote]You know what you should have done after say 10mins RUNG THEM!! you cretin. Or get in one of the thousands of taxis in Manchester. They are freezing because you and them are dumb.[/p][/quote]Oh and also @Bolton lad 85.... he had already been paid for the journey so before u start with ur nasty comments for attention, think about what your saying!!![/p][/quote]it was 11.30 why didn't you get the train?. Why would you pay a return fare before the journey. Its not difficult just use your brain.[/p][/quote]A train from from where u bell?? I was at heaton park!!! There was no other way to get home!! Do one with ur crappy senseless comments im not interested u attention seeking moron!! BG2012
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