A dramatic delivery in Mirfield, a baby born in a traffic jam and miracle twins born 87 days apart - it seems some babies really want to make an entrance when they enter the world.

Michaela Rhodes, 27, recently gave birth at the roadside in Mirfield - not knowing she was pregnant.

Baby Lilly made a dramatic entrance as Michaela and her husband Alan were on the way to Huddersfield for some retail therapy.

Startled by his wife’s screams Alan pulled over and flagged down passers-by to help.

We've collected some of the most unusual deliveries you could imagine - see below!

 

Traffic jam delivery

Baby Niall made a dramatic entrance into the world in the footwell of a VW Golf after Linthwaite parents Andrew Littlewood and Aimee Wadsworth got stuck in traffic on the way to the birthday cente at Halifax.

A lorry smash in January last year caused traffic chaos and despite Andrew's valiant attempts to force his way through the gridlock on the Elland Bypass, Aimee, 25, could not hold on.

A midwife on her way to Calderdale hospital was stuck in the same traffic jam and came to the couple's aid.

Lay-by arrival

Baby Niall was the second birth on the Calderale Way in six months after Oakes couple Katy Hall and Jason Haigh were forced to give birth to their son Robin in a lay-by on the road in July 2012.

A lorry crash close to the Barge and Barrel pub caused police to block off access routes to the Calderdale Way.

The road heading down towards Halifax from Ainley Top to Elland Bridge was shut for nearly five hours before reopening at 10.45am.

 

Twins born 87 days apart

Mum-of-four Maria Jones-Elliot broke a Guiness World Record when her twins, Amy and Katie, were born an incredible 87 days apart.

Maria, of County Kilkenny, Ireland, went into labour four months early, giving birth to Amy - but Katie did not arrive until three months later.

The births last April hold the record for the longest interval between the birth of twins, beating the previous record of 84 days.

Typhoon miracle

A 170mph winds couldn't stop the arrival of baby Beatriz Joy, who was born in the midst of the chaos caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillipines last November.

The baby girl was born at a makeshift medical centre in one of the hardest hit areas of the country, where at least 10,000 were thought to have died - and named after her grandmother, who was swept away by the huge waves that battered coastal towns and villages.

Lift labour

One brave mum-to-be gave birth in a lift stuck between floors with only her sister and a hospital porter for help.

Midwives yelled instructions through the door as Ashley Ward, 26, gave birth to baby Thomas at North Manchester General Hospital in July 2012.

Following the dramatic delivery, the tot wasn't breathing -  but sister Lauren rubbed his back and he began to cry, to cheers from the medical teams outside.

Next stop: childbirth

The birth of baby Phoebe was met with cheers from train passengers after mum Sonia Banks gave birth on a packed commuter train last March.

Sonia went into labour a week early on the 6.18pm service from London to Ashford Kent, aided by a midwife and an off-duty nurse who came to the rescue after train driver Rob Friend halted the train an appealed for medical staff over the tannoy.

Sonia was on the train with her partner Allan Stanley and his mum Mari-Anne at the time.

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