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The miracle of birth is a wonderful thing - but those long hours of intense labour can be draining, stressful and of course painful.
During those tense hours, or sometimes days, parents to be are stuck in a what feels like a never-ending cycle of doctors visits and perpetual waiting - often without rest or relief.
It was a different case for Tariq Quareshy from Leicester though, who couldn't resist a cheeky takeaway while his girlfriend, Cardine, was in labour.
The 23-year-old had been at Leicester Royal Infirmary since 4pm on August 30 but by 10pm, and with the baby nowhere in sight, he was starting to feel a little peckish.
Clearly not fancying the food available in the hospital canteen, Tariq opted for a Deliveroo instead, ordering a double cheeseburger, chips and buffalo wings (what, no drink?)
He shared the magical moment his food was delivered on Twitter.
Picture: Twitter screengrab
Fortunately for him he was able to enjoy his food at the very moment his daughter Aiyana arrived into the world.
Talking to The Sun he said:
I asked the midwife if she wanted anything. She gave me an odd look.I was tucking in as the baby arrived at 11.04pm.
I asked the midwife if she wanted anything. She gave me an odd look.
I was tucking in as the baby arrived at 11.04pm.
Safe to say that his partner Cardine wasn't too impressed.
When Cardine came round I asked her if she wanted a buffalo wing.She swore at me.
When Cardine came round I asked her if she wanted a buffalo wing.
She swore at me.
He did get some love from his pals at Deliveroo though.
@Mr_TuesdayNight @DeliverooHelp What a hero 👏 — deliveroo (@deliveroo)
HT Mirror, The Sun
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