A car wash, a fish and chip shop and a fast-food restaurant.
These are just some of the 320 locations in New South Wales where mothers unexpectedly delivered their babies last year.
According to NSW Ambulance, 142 women delivered their babies with the assistance of a call taker across the state in 2016.
Monique Jensen, 32, was one of them.
She was at her Whalan home in western Sydney and her husband was dropping off her young twins at a relative’s home when her water broke.
“I felt the urge straight away to push, and I was panicking because he wasn’t there, there were no doctors there and I knew I wouldn’t get to the hospital on time,” Ms Jensen said.
“All of a sudden my water broke and I had a constant urge to push and it really scared me.”
Ms Jensen’s mother and neighbour came to her aid and called triple-0 but her contractions increased and that was when she knew she would have to rely on the remote guidance of call taker Chris Lewis.
A year on, Ms Jensen and her daughter Shylah-Rain, met Mr Lewis for the first time.
“I am just so grateful,” she said.
“You did things so perfectly and so clearly for everyone at home to understand.”