By LUCY LAING
Watching over: The 'face of an angel' can be seen above baby Leo in the womb. Dee Lazarou, 31, was 12 weeks pregnant when she had this scan done in Stevenage
When Dee Lazarou went into labour early at home, she knew the risks of having a home delivery.
There was no midwife present as baby Leo made his way into the world as she gave birth on their bathroom floor, helped only by her family.
But she knew that no harm could come to him - as they had already been given a sign that he was being looked over in the womb.
Amazingly in the scan picture taken of her son Leo when she was 12 weeks pregnant, Mrs Lazarou could clearly make out a face resembling an angel.
She and her husband were convinced he was looking over their unborn child, to see him born safely.
Newborn: Mrs Lazarou with baby Leo. She gave birth on the bathroom floor without the help of a midwife
Mrs Lazarou, 31, an team leader for the police force communications emergency room, said: ‘It was such a comfort to think that someone was looking after our son.
‘When I gave birth on our bathroom floor, there was no midwife to help us and my husband had to deliver Leo.
‘His cord was wrapped around his neck and it was my mother who pulled the cord free. It was a nerve-wracking experience, but I’m sure that a guardian angel was looking over him to make sure he was delivered safely.’
Mrs Lazarou was just 12 weeks into her pregnancy when they spotted the remarkable image in the scan picture taken at Lister Hospital in Stevenage.
She said: ‘Luckily we were both fine and we were allowed home, which was such a relief.
‘When we saw the face of someone in the scan picture we were stunned, but now we know that it was for a reason.
‘He was watching over Leo to make sure he was delivered safely. The face in the scan picture was such a comfort to us all.
‘I’ve put it in a keepsake box to show Leo when he was older, to be able to tell him the story of his remarkable birth.’