A HOUSEWIFE turned midwife sprung into action when her daughter-in-law went into labour and delivered her twenty-sixth grandchild.
Super gran Sue Banthorpe knew exactly what to do when Georgina Macdonald started to give birth at her house in Camp Hill, Nuneaton.
The expectant mum had been sent home from George Eliot Hospital experiencing 'very slow labour' but within hours started to give birth.
Luckily 56-year-old Sue kept calm and was on hand to take charge of the delivery.
"In the early hours of the morning, Georgina was sent home from hospital as doctors said she was in very slow labour which can sometimes mean hours and hours before a baby arrives," said Sue.
"She was more than happy to come to my house, where I was looking after my grandson Noah-Lee, but everything after that happened so quickly, it was truly amazing."
At around 10am, Georgina complained of some discomfort but surrounded by her partner, Sue's son Thomas Banthorpe and mother-in-law, she remained relaxed.
However suddenly at around 1.55pm she had an overwhelming urge to start pushing and although an ambulance was called for, she felt she could not wait for paramedics to arrive.
"My son Thomas completely froze," said Sue. "So I helped Georgina to the back bedroom and laid on some extra sheets as I knew what was happening.
"She started pushing at around 1.55pm and by around 2.20pm Amelia-Grace was born but the umbilical chord was wrapped around her neck twice.
"I made sure I kept calm, getting it from around her neck and giving her a quick clean but she was screaming which I knew meant she was fine.
We had called for an ambulance which I think arrived within about three minutes of me already delivering her, which was really quick, just not quick enough, but the whole time someone had been talking to me on the phone making sure everything was alright."
After paramedics arrived, mother and baby were taken to the Nuneaton hospital to be checked over.
"Georgina said to me, thank you for everything, and I just said, all in a day’s work," added Sue.
Amelia-Grace Banthorpe was born on May 30 weighing 6lbs2oz but Sue says as special as the moment was, she does not have a favourite grandchild.
"Amelia is a healthy and beautiful baby and delivering her was a special time but she won't get treated any differently to my other grandchildren. I will always treat them all exactly the same," she said.