Lady Who Gave Birth In Lagos Traffic On Monday Narrates Her Story

Lady Who Gave Birth In Lagos Traffic On Monday Narrates Her Story

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

The ban on motorcycles and Keke Napep (Tricycles) in Lagos has caused a drastic increase in traffic in the state, with many taking to social media to lament.

A large number of Lagosians resorted to trekking to get to their homes after a tiring day at their business places and offices.

But it wasn't just at the close of work that commuters had issues. People complained about getting late to their place of work and missing out on appointments.

But while it was all sadness for many, it wasn't the case for a Nigerian lady who was forced to give birth to her baby inside a taxi.

Mrs Nkechi Okechukwu had to deliver her baby by herself in a car because of serious traffic in Ogba area of Lagos.

Narrating her bitter-sweet experience on Monday, she confirmed that she gave birth to her baby boy while her husband and the cab driver were still contemplating the next move to make.

According to her, she started feeling contractions in her stomach but she ignored it, as she thought it was just cramp but when it became unbearable she had to head to the hospital with her husband.

But as they began the journey to Eko hospital in Ikeja from Ogba, they encountered unprecedented traffic that slowed down their movement.

In a bid to get help from a medical practitioner on how to do self-delivery, they called a doctor but he advised her to hold herself until they arrived at a nearby hospital.

But as hard as she tried in that difficult situation she ended up popping out the baby in the car before a couple nearby directed them to a primary health centre where the baby was cleaned and the cord was cut off.

Read the full story in the screenshot below:

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