When a baby is ready to be born, nothing can stop it!
Recently, a Malaysian husband took to Facebook to share his “unforgettable” experience of helping his wife give birth in their car after being caught in a traffic jam at Kesas Highway.
As reported by Malay Mail, Hasrul Wahab explained that his wife started going into labour on the morning of 28 August. As the day went on, things were pretty calm, but then, the evening came…
“After Maghrib, we sent our two kids over to my mum’s house. I asked my wife if we could perform our Isyak prayers first and she said yes. When we were done, we sprinted to the car and set off for the hospital because the contractions were becoming more frequent… At the time, the map on my phone didn’t show any traffic jams,” Hasrul wrote.
Soon as they reached the toll booth on the Shah Alam Expressway (Kesas), the duo was meet with bumper-to-bumper traffic. It was at that moment, Hasrul said the “drama” began as his wife progressed into the next stage of labour.
“It was at the time that my wife said the baby was ready to come out. I felt blur for a moment and I didn’t know what to do. It turns out that the Road Transport Department (JPJ) had set up an ‘Op Bersepadu’ roadblock and I had to stop at the side of the road. I got out of the vehicle and the JPJ officer asked for my licence. I told him my wife was about to give birth in the car and chaos ensued,” he stated.
The officers gave full cooperation and phoned for an ambulance but it was too late as Hasrul opened his car door and found his spouse was in the middle of giving birth. He immediately took action and stepped in as an impromptu midwife.
“I became a midwife and it took less than two minutes, faster than cooking a packet of instant noodles. Alhamdulillah, the baby came out and started crying immediately,” he said.
After the whole ordeal settled down, the couple and their newborn baby was then escorted by JPJ officers to the hospital. Hasrul added that he was grateful for the assistance of the officials and was amused that his baby was able to have a “VVIP” welcome into the world.
Read his full story here: