A new mum got lucky when her baby arrived at a bus stop – just as a midwife was getting off a bus.

Pregnant Becky Andrew went into labour at home but as her partner Phillip drove her to the hospital in the car, her waters broke and he had to pull over at a bus stop near the hospital.

Becky felt the baby was coming imminently and the couple had no idea what to do.

But luckily, just by chance, a bus pulled up and midwife Saskia Bulmer got off ready to start her shift at the hospital.

Within a few minutes Becky and Philip, from Yorkshire, ended up welcoming their baby boy Barnaby Andrew at the stop outside Pinderfields Hospital on Sunday July 25, reports YorkshireLive.

When Barnaby arrived he was wrapped up in Philip's shirt and weighing a healthy 8lb.

Little Barnaby was born healthy and well despite his unusual arrival (

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The families story was shared on a post from the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust on Facebook.

A spokesperson for the trust said: "As we finish the week we would like to share the wonderful story of Philip and Becky, who on Sunday 25 July welcomed their baby boy, Barnaby, into the world.... at the bus stop outside Pinderfields Hospital!

"On the evening of Saturday July 24, Becky's waters had started to leak.

"Her contractions weren't heavy so she got comfortable at home and went to bed, only to wake up around 6am with painful contractions every 3 minutes.

"Becky and Philip jumped into their car and phoned ahead to our Maternity department at Pinderfields to let them know that they were on their way.

Proud dad Phillip at the bus stop where Barnaby was born (

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"At 6.50am, as they turned into the grounds of Pinderfields Hospital, Becky's waters broke in the car.

"Philip hurriedly parked up and tried to get Becky into the hospital, but due to how much pain she was in, it took a good five minutes for Philip to get her out of the car.

"As they reached the bus stop just outside of the entrance to Pinderfields, Becky started to feel that the baby was coming.

"Perfectly timed, the bus pulled up to the bus stop and midwife Saskia Bulmer got off to start her shift at the hospital. Saskia instructed Philip to take off his shirt to wrap the baby up in, and within a few minutes, at 7.05am, Barnaby was born.

"Saskia helped the couple to the Maternity unit where Barnaby was placed under a heat lamp to bring him back up to temperature. By 7.30am it was all over.

"Congratulations to Philip and Becky on the birth of Barnaby Andrew. Your birth may not have been as planned, but it will certainly be one to remember."