- Expectant woman unexpectedly goes into labour in taxi
- Driver pulls over the minibus to look into the situation
- Traffic cops nearby arrive at the scene to find out what’s going on
- Paramedics are called to the scene to help the lady deliver
- Passengers, who left the vehicle to give space, name the baby
A 31-year-old pregnant woman unexpectedly went into labour while travelling in a taxi, leaving the rest of the passengers in panic and confusion.
They immediately alerted the driver, who quickly pulled over to look into the situation. Traffic police, who were nearby, soon arrived at the scene to find out what was going on in the minibus.
“The lady had gone into sudden labour. Traffic officers stationed close by went to inspect what was happening. They found the lady was in labour and immediately called paramedics,” says Nick Dollman, Netcare 911 spokesperson.
Luckily, the paramedics were also near the scene and were able to get there within a short time to help the lady.
The rest of the passengers were ordered out of the vehicle to give some space and privacy to the woman who was just about to give birth.
"Looking at the situation, there was hardly any time left to transfer her to the ambulance. So the rest of the passengers had to leave the taxi to create space and provide privacy for the lady in labour,” says Dollman.
Netcare 911 paramedics, Walter Molife and Elmi Changuion, successfully delivered the baby. Despite the unusual delivery room, there was no complication.
Interestingly, this was not the first time that these two paramedics were delivering a child outside the delivery room. About five months earlier, they had reportedly helped another woman give birth on railway line.
Meanwhile, the passengers were busy coining a befitting nickname for the baby, who had just been born in the minibus taxi.
Considering her birthplace, they suggested that the baby be named 'Quantum'.
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