- A video of a woman self-delivering her beautiful baby girl in a moving car while on the way to the hospital has gone viral
- The nerve-wracking footage captured how the baby started crowning and got held by the anxious yet courageous mother
- Despite the risky situation and high-stress environment, mom and baby are doing fine
A chilling video that is fast going viral on social media shows how a pregnant woman gave birth while her husband was driving as fast as he could to reach the hospital.
The emotion-filled footage viewed by Briefly.co.za on the official Instagram handle of @factandtruths_official started off with the woman screaming her husband's name.
"Mike, the baby is coming out", she said to the man who was bouncing his eyes off the road and his beloved wife and was heard replying in shock, "no, she is not!"
Watch the video below:
The couple's older child who was at the back of the car could be seen screaming and crying on top of her voice in the fear of what might befall her mother and unborn sibling.
The pregnant woman herself was wailing when, all of a sudden, she felt the movement of the baby descending down and quickly grabbed her with both hands.
Mike's wife pulled the up to her chest in the chilling video to end the nerve-wracking episode.
Many things could have easily gone wrong because of the high-risk environment but, gratefully, the delivery was safe and both mother and child are doing fine.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported on a Johannesburg Metro Police Officer being lauded for delivering a baby on a pavement.
Rose Sithole has been an officer for the past 13 years and has never delivered a baby before. The incident occurred when a mother was reportedly on her way to a police station to wait for an ambulance. However, she went into labour. The command centre at the police station then received a call about a pregnant woman on the streets.
Sithole rushed to the scene with a colleague. After realising that the 30-year-old woman was in labour, Sithole asked her colleague to get a blanket from the police station. Upon his return, the colleague found Sithole, the mother, the mother's partner and a newborn baby boy.
In an interview with IOL, Sithole said she was scared and that it was very cold. She added that she prayed to God to help her save the baby. Sithole also said that the other officers at the station were unaware of the situation. She said:
"Police officers inside the station were not aware of what was going on until my colleague went in and asked them for a blanket."
Twitter user @KamoMarven shared images of the incident and Mzansi tweeps praised Sithole for assisting the new mother.
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