Community members rushed to aid a mother who went into labour on the side of the road. According to witnesses, the woman had not been aware of her pregnancy and had unexpectedly gone into labour.
A lucky mother was recently aided by community members who had rushed to her assistance when she started to give birth on the side of the road.
According to IOL, Olivia Adams had been making herself a cup of tea when her daughter alerted her of a woman giving birth next to the street near her tuckshop.
Adams revealed that the baby's head was already visible when she had arrived on the scene. She said the mother, reportedly identified as Fazlin Jonas, had not been aware of the pregnancy:
“She only had a bag with tins and other items, and no baby stuff, and said she didn’t know she was pregnant."
Fortune favored Fazlin, who delivered her baby boy right there. Adams retold how she had shielded her from onlookers with a blanket while her sister helped with the birth.
Jaydea Margeman, a 22-year-old aspiring nurse, helped remove the afterbirth and had been savvy enough not to cut the umbilical cord, but to encourage the new mother to go to the hospital instead.
The unsuspecting mother and her son were transported to hospital where Monique Johnstone, spokesperson for the Department of Health, confirmed they received the required medical attention.
Olivia, extending a helping hand to the mother, is appealing to the public to donate items such as clothing, nappies and toiletries to assist the mother.
If you would like to donate, you can contact Fazlin's mother, Faeeza Jonas, on 076 032 0273.
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