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Baby born at maternity entrance

Leanne and Gavin Muir with Leon [Pic: Aberdeen Press and Journal]
Leanne, Gavin and Leon Muir are none the worse for his unusual arrival

A baby was born at a maternity hospital's entrance after arriving quicker than expected.

The sensitive automatic doors continued to open and close as Leanne Muir, 29, from Inverurie, gave birth to Leon at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital.

Mrs Muir said the receptionist called for help and midwives quickly arrived - but only in time to cut the umbilical cord, in the early hours of Sunday.

Mrs Muir and husband Gavin were able to take their baby son home the next day.

She had been experiencing contractions so had headed to hospital, but did not have enough time to get to a bed.

Mrs Muir said: "A passer-by held my hand and told me to keep pushing while my husband was down below catching the baby."

Her husband told the BBC Scotland news website: "We just got there in time, and everything turned out fine."

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