Chigwell: Teacher Gives Birth In School

An Essex primary schoolteacher got her baby son's education off to an early start - by giving birth to him in a classroom.

Diane Krish-Veeramany, 30, went into labour a week before she was due while working at Manford Primary School, in Chigwell.

Three colleagues acted as improvised midwives to help deliver her second child, Jonah, after she came out of a morning meeting.

Feeling the first pangs of labour, Mrs Krish-Veeramany called for her husband, Vijaye Veeramany, to come and pick her up.

Twenty minutes later she had delivered the baby with the help of teaching assistants Dita Gojnovci, Chris Sword and Sam Mustafa.

One was on the phone to Mr Veeramany, another spoke to the hospital, and a third to an ambulance.

Mrs Krish-Veeramany was taken by paramedics to Queen's Hospital, in Romford (pictured), and later allowed to take Jonah home.

She said she had been planning to finish work on Friday before taking a week off ahead of her due date.