Woman goes into labour, gives birth at taxi rank

2017-07-05 22:44
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Durban – A woman went into labour and gave birth to a baby girl at the Eastwood Taxi Rank in Carriage Way in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday, paramedic services said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Nick Dollman said paramedics arrived at the scene to find a small crowd of mostly women gathered around the patient.

“She was sitting on the ground with a blanket covering her and her baby girl who had been born only a few minutes earlier. The baby was still attached to her mother by her umbilical cord.”

According to Dollman, the mother and baby were carefully moved and loaded into the ambulance for privacy and then “thoroughly assessed by the ambulance crew”.

“Mom was more than a little surprised by the unexpected arrival of her third child who made an appearance several weeks earlier than anticipated.”

He said the baby was in good health. However, the 31-year-old mother required medical intervention before the pair were transported by Netcare 911 to a local hospital for further care.

“They were both in a stable condition,” Dollman said. 

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