Zainab (left) with her newborn in Al Zahra Hospital, Sharjah.


Sharjah woman delivers baby in moving car


DUBAI – An Egyptian woman in Sharjah gave birth to a healthy baby girl as she was in the car on the way to a hospital in the emirate.

The delivery happened ten minutes into the drive to Al Zahra Hospital on Sunday.

The mother, Zainab, gave birth to the baby in the back seat of the car while her husband was driving her to the hospital.

“I rushed her to the hospital even as she screamed in pain in the back seat of the car and we were just about a minute away from the hospital when the baby came out,” said husband, Mohammad.

The couple lives in Al Qasimia area, about 10 minutes away from Al Zahra Hospital and reached the premises when Zainab delivered the baby in the car.

Mohammad said he immediately called the doctor, who then guided him on how to keep the baby safe while waiting for medics to reach them.

“She told me to rub the baby’s back so it cries. I followed the instructions and reached the hospital’s parking lot where a team from the labour room was waiting for us with their equipment. They at once cut the umbilical cord and took the baby safely, and rushed my wife into the labour room in a wheelchair,” Mohammad said.

The baby girl is the couple’s third child.

Dr Mona Zakriya, specialist obstetrician in Al Zahra Hospital, said the mother and baby were both healthy and were discharged from the hospital in 24 hours. ICA/Expat Media

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