A MOTHER has thanked the ‘NHS angels’ who helped deliver her son safely on her bathroom floor.

Amy Forster from Kendal gave birth to baby Arlo after medics arrived in the nick of time to help her through a shockingly quick labour.

The four paramedics had to contend with Arlo’s umbilical cord being wrapped around his neck before caring for Ms Forster who lost a lot of blood during the birth.

Thankfully, due to the excellent care provided by the North West Ambulance Service staff, Arlo arrived safely weighing 8lb 1oz.

“It is really us that owes them a massive thank you and a gratitude of debt for bringing Arlo into the world and making sure we were both safe and well,” said Ms Forster.

“Paramedics arrived with about 15 minutes to spare.

“So they were very welcome with the pain relief.

“They were Angie, Laura, Jules and Diana and they were absolute NHS angels.

“They were absolutely amazing.”

Amy gave birth to Arlo James at 6.55am on Sunday June 14.

“He was in distress when he was born,” said Ms Forster.

“I didn’t realise until afterwards.

“It must have been super scary for them.

“They don’t deliver babies as a daily habit.

“Things were a bit of a blur.

“I was in shock, my other half was running around getting towels.

“The speed in which it happened took us by complete surprise.

“The birth plan went out of the window really.

“We were supposed to give birth at Barrow.

“With COVID-19 we were worried about how we would manage in the hospital.

“Would Jamie even be allowed in?

“That all went out of the window.”

Afterwards the pair were taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary to be checked over.

The ambulance crew even popped in on the family to deliver a card and gift for Arlo.

Ms Forster also has daughter Evie, 9, and son Felix, 7, with partner Jamie Asher.

She says her children are both enjoying their new sibling and are even helping with nappy duties.

“They’re brilliant, they’re such a smashing brother and sister,” said Ms Forster.

“They’re changing nappies and helping me so much.

“They’re going to have a lot of time to bond with their brother as they’re not back at school yet.”

The proud parents both work at a pharmacy in Grange-over-Sands.

Mr Asher is a pharmacist and Ms Forster an accuracy checker.

She has been on furlough due to the risk of coronavirus on her pregnancy.

Mum and baby are both doing well and the family are enjoying bonding with their new arrival.