After The Hospital Sent Her Home, This Woman Gave Birth On A Train

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Sonia Banks was a week away from her due date, but her waters broke early. The 22-year-old knew that her baby wouldn’t wait, so she went to the hospital. After all, with her last baby she had required a blood transfusion, so she didn’t want to leave anything to chance. Then her heart sank as the hospital turned her away.

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Sonia Banks and her partner Allan Stanley lived in Cuxton, Kent, about an hour’s travel south-east of London, England. Banks had been due to give birth in March 2013, and when her waters broke a week early, they jumped on a train to their hospital, 22 miles away. With the difficulties that had previously occurred during her four-year-old son’s birth, the couple wanted to be extra-sure that their baby was delivered safely.

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