Woman gives birth in Pinetown taxi

Netcare 911 paramedic with the baby girl that was born in a taxi in Pinetown.

PARAMEDICS were called to help deliver a baby after a 31-year-old woman went into labour unexpectedly.

The woman was travelling in a minibus taxi on the M13 next to the St Johns bridge on-ramp in Pinetown earlier today.

ALSO READ: Newborn baby found hidden under taxi seat

“The driver was made aware of the situation and he pulled over to the middle island. RTI traffic officers who were nearby went to investigate and called the Netcare 911 paramedics who were also stationed nearby for help,” said Nick Dollman from Netcare 911.

Paramedics rushed to the scene and since there was no time to move the mom to the ambulance, the minibus taxi was emptied to create space and privacy.

“The Netcare 911 team safely delivered the baby in the taxi before moving the mom and her little girl to the ambulance.”

Dollman said although the baby was premature, both mother and daughter were transported to hospital in a stable condition.

ALSO READ: Mother delivers baby on busy highway

“Thanks to the swift action of the traffic officer, the paramedics arrived just in time to take control of the situation and assist as nature followed its course,” he added.



Do you want to receive news alerts via WhatsApp? Send us a WhatsApp message (not an sms) with your name and surname (ONLY) to 060 532 5409.

You can also join the conversation on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

Sanelisiwe Tsinde

find your
dream home

looking for an

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News


northglennews queensburghnews bereamail getitAutodealer.co.za
Next Story x
Manage your personal portfolio for smooth life navigation

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our free NEWSLETTER
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.

SELECT your titles:

Berea Mail
Highway Mail
Northglen News

Your details:

Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)