Baby born in Sheffield Asda car park

Asda baby...Dean  Pickering  with Natasha Dyer and bay Freya,whom he helped to deliverin ther Asda car park at Manor Top
Asda baby...Dean Pickering with Natasha Dyer and bay Freya,whom he helped to deliverin ther Asda car park at Manor Top

SHEFFIELD mum Natasha Dyas got more for less when she gave birth to her baby daughter Freya - in the Asda car park at Handsworth.

Little Freya Dyas was so keen to make her grand entrance into the world, she couldn’t wait until her mum got to hospital.

The tot made an unexpected appearance in the Asda supermarket car park at Handsworth on Saturday.

Natasha, aged 22, started having contractions at home in Richmond Park View, Handsworth, on Friday morning.
Her boyfriend Jamie Gill, aged 24, called his uncle Dean Pickering who arrived shortly afterwards to give them a lift to Jessops Hospital in his Mitusbishi Outlander.

But they only got as far as Mansfield Road fire station when things started happening rather more quickly than anticipated.

A little further up the road Natasha screamed: “She’s coming” and begged Dean to pull over.

And the nearest place he could do so safely was in the Asda car park on Manor Top.

They called for an ambulance but it was obvious Natasha was too far gone to wait the few minutes it would have taken for it to arrive.

So a plan of action needed to be put into place.

Dean, 49, a retired prison officer, said: “Jamie took his shirt and jewellery off and went to help Natasha.

“But after a short time he said he couldn’t do it so I had to take over.

“I have two kids of my own and I was there at the births but that was 26 years ago so I couldn’t remember much about what to do.

“Still, somebody had to do it and I’m just pleased the baby came along without any complications.

“I have to say it was an incredible experience.”

He added: “The Asda staff were very excited about it all. They have asked for Natasha to take a picture of the baby in so they can put it on the notice board.”

Soon after baby Freya was born the paramedics arrived and the pair were taken by ambulance to Jessops to be checked over.

Natasha, who already has one daughter Miley aged three, said: “When we arrived they said ‘It’s the Asda baby’.

“She weighs six pounds and 15oz and is a really good baby.

“I’m so pleased Jamie’s uncle Dean was there to help.

“It was a bit embarrassing but he was so calm and really helpful.”