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Dad ‘caught’ his newborn baby after his partner gives birth outside Wagamamas

A dad has revealed how he 'caught' his daughter after his partner gave birth outside Wagamamas. (Tiah Parsan/SWNS)
A dad has revealed how he 'caught' his daughter after his partner gave birth outside Wagamamas. (Tiah Parsan/SWNS)

A dad has revealed how he "caught" his newborn daughter after his partner gave birth outside a branch of Wagamamas.

Tiah Parsan, 27, and Kieran Warner, 31, from Bristol were on their way to hospital at 1.30am but were forced to pull over the car, when Tiah screamed she could see the baby's head.

Kieran stopped the car and clambered into the back seat just in time to catch baby Kehlani in his arms.

With the umbilical chord wrapped around his daughter's neck, Kieran unwrapped the chord before placing the newborn on Tiah's chest, who covered her in blankets.

The couple then FaceTimed family to break the good news, before the ambulance arrived to take them to hospital.

After their daughter's unusual birth, the couple plan to start a tradition of having an annual Wagamama's dinner at the restaurant.

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Kieran and Zaya with newborn Kehlani. Kieran was forced to pull over while on their way to hospital after Tiah said she could see the head. (Tiah Parsan/SWNS)
Kieran and Zaya with newborn Kehlani. Kieran was forced to pull over while on their way to hospital after Tiah said she could see the head. (Tiah Parsan/SWNS)

"In the first two minutes of getting in the car I knew it was going to happen," Tiah, a fanbase coordinator at Rambert Dance Company, explains.

"I told Kieran my waters had broke and that I thought I was going to have her.

"The hospital were on the phone and asking what street we were on, telling us we would get there. But obviously we didn't make it.

"You hear these stories about it and then when it actually happens to you it's so weird.

"I don't think I felt scared at the time, more just I need to get her out and once she was out that's when the shock set in.

"It seemed quicker than it actually was as well," she continues. "It was quite nice and chilled before and then the last 10 minutes it all happened at once."

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Now that she's able to look back on her daughter's unique arrival, Tiah says the couple find it quite funny they didn't have time to get to the hospital.

"It's actually a nice memory to have," she explains.

"The day after, we drove past the area and Kieran got really emotional about it.

"It will be a nice story for Kehlani when she's older.

"But the cleaning fee of £70 for the car wasn't fun however!"

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Big sister Zaya with newborn Kehlani. (Tiah Parsan/SWNS)
Big sister Zaya with newborn Kehlani. (Tiah Parsan/SWNS)

Tiah initially started struggling with back pain at around 11pm on May 29 but the baby came quicker than they imagined.

Her waters broke on the way to St Michael's Hospital in Bristol, just five minutes into the journey, but just a few minutes later, she knew the baby was coming.

"We called the hospital again and they said 'you've got 10 minutes to get there, you'll be fine'," Kieran, a professional dancer and circus artist, explains.

"But then we got a bit further down the road and Tiah screamed that there was a head and we had to pull over.

"In the relationship I'm usually the calm one and I was trying to stay in that mindset.

"There wasn't much time from seeing the top of the head and her suddenly being out."

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Tiah, Kieran and Zaya pictured with newborn Kehlani, after the newborn's dramatic arrival. (Tiah Parsan/SWNS)
Tiah, Kieran and Zaya pictured with newborn Kehlani, after the newborn's dramatic arrival. (Tiah Parsan/SWNS)

With the baby safely delivered and in his arms, Kieran began to worry about how much blood his partner was losing.

"The paramedics couldn't give us an ETA and they think she lost about two pints of blood in the end.

"I was scared because I didn't know how much she could lose before it got serious."

Thankfully Tiah and Kehlani were whisked to hospital where after a night in care they were given the all clear.

Kieran, who has another daughter, Zaya, one, adds: "I'm definitely down for an annual Wagamama's thing."

Additional reporting SWNS.