The home birth had begun okay, with midwives in attendance when Whitmore’s waters broke on the afternoon of August 30, 2017. But then the mom-to-be’s blood pressure started to rise. Before long, the reading was dangerously high and the midwives made a decision. Whitmore was to be taken to hospital for the birth, in the interests of the safety of mother and baby. An ambulance was called and Whitmore checked into Leicester Royal Infirmary at about 4:00 p.m.
It soon became clear that baby wasn’t going to pop out anytime soon. And by the time 10:00 p.m. was approaching, it was Quareshy who was thinking of popping out – to get something to eat. He had been trying to sell cars all day, had come straight to hospital and was now ravenously hungry. “I was starving, I hadn’t eaten all day,” he told U.K. tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail in September 2017.
Quareshy tried his best to be present for his girlfriend who, by this point, was getting pretty close to delivering their baby. But the car salesman simply couldn’t get his famished feelings out of his mind. So the young man did something most expectant fathers wouldn’t dare when their partner is in labor.