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Mum gives birth in Boots!

Security guard helps deliver baby in pharmacy after waters break near frozen food store

A mum-to-be who was out for a pint of milk ended up giving birth to her baby in the middle of Boots.

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Chantelle Southern, 25 from Liverpool, had popped into the Belle Vale Shopping Centre last Thursday with a friend, when her waters suddenly broke outside frozen food chain, Iceland.

Three security guards rushed to her rescue, choosing to help her into a nearby Boots as they thought the pharmacy was the most suitable shop in the centre for assistance.

After being taken into a patient cubicle inside the pharmacy, a security guard and two off-duty nurses delivered her 7lb, 11oz bouncing baby boy.

“I was four days overdue and just popped out to the shops with a friend to pick up some bread and milk,” explains Chantelle. “I was waiting for her outside Iceland when my waters broke. Next thing I knew, the security guards came over and helped move me into Boots. Then I felt the baby coming and I thought I was going to give birth in front of everyone in Belle Vale!”

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Chantelle’s partner, Dean, arrived just in time to cut the cord, and was promptly congratulated by bemused staff and customers in the shopping centre.

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