Brit mum gives birth to twins in different countries
London, July 9 (ANI): A British woman who went into premature labour gave birth to her twins in two different countries- one in England and the other in Scotland.
Mother Donna Keenan started having contractions at home in Northumberland, and she eventually gave birth to son Dylan in the living room of his grandparents' house.
But because the twins were premature, the 28-year-old had to be taken to hospital - over the border in Scotland.
Hannah arrived an hour and forty minutes after her brother, but in a different country.
"We're still getting our heads around it," the Daily Mail quoted the babies' father, Joe Fox as saying.
"I've been looking online for an England babygro for Dylan and a Scotland one for Hannah.
"It was an amazing experience to say the least and Donna was brilliant," he said.
The drama of the twins' birth in two different countries began four weeks before their due date last Sunday.
Keenan went into labour while watching Italy play Spain in the Euro 2012 final with her partner and his parents at their home in the Northumberland market town of Wooler.
It all happened so fast that the paramedics had to deliver her first baby on the living room floor.
Fox was born safely at around 10pm, weighing 5lb 13oz, but because the twins were so premature the medics were worried.
They decided there was enough time to take the new mother to hospital for the birth of her second child.
So Keenan, her partner, who works at Haggerston Castle caravan park, and their new baby were taken by ambulance on the hour-long journey to Borders General Hospital in Melrose.
Less than two hours after arriving on the maternity ward, Hannah Rose Fox was welcomed into the world.
"I had already been up to the Borders hospital and was back at Joe's mum's house when I started to feel a bit strange, and that's when my waters went," Keenan said.
"That was just after 8pm. I called the hospital and they said to come straight in, but we didn't have time. We called the paramedics and the next thing I remember is them saying to get ready to have the baby on the living room floor," she said.
After the first birth, the 24-year-old Fox was hoping for a second which came after midnight.
"At that point we knew they were going to born in different countries, but there was also a chance they'd be born on different days because it was so late," he said.
"I joked to Donna that she should hold on as long as possible but I only mentioned it once and I don't think it went down too well!" he added.
Finally, Hannah was delivered at 11.40pm, weighing a healthy 4lb 14.5oz. (ANI)
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