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Baby was born between two cars in a multi-storey

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: January 29, 2014

Alice Marshment with baby Keir and Rikki Teml, manager of the Clifton Down Shopping Centre

Alice Marshment with baby Keir and Rikki Teml, manager of the Clifton Down Shopping Centre

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Meet little Keir Jory Fenham, who is wrapped up in a sheep skin rug and cotton hat, happily sleeping in the warmth of his baby chair.

But if you turned the clock back two weeks when he was first born, the scene would be very different.

His first moments were in the freezing cold after his mother Alice Marshment was forced to give birth in between two cars on the first floor of Clifton Down Shopping Centre's open air car park in Clifton, near Bristol. And despite the adverse conditions, apart from being a bit chilly Keir, who is going to be known as Jory was perfectly healthy weighing 7lb 8oz.

The proud mother-of-two said she had felt pains during the morning of Tuesday, January 14, and took herself into St Michael's Hospital where she was told it was nothing to worry about.

The former barrister, who was two days away from her due date, then had a manicure and went to the shops to grab some food. But while in Sainsbury's the pains started to get worse.

She quickly rushed back to her car, at around 11am, and attempted to exit the shopping centre .

"I drove about 20 metres and then I thought I can't do this anymore. I had to get out the car. This blocked the lady behind me from exiting, she got out and realised I'd gone into labour and then called 999."

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