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Child Delivery Pregnant woman delivers baby on roadside

The pregnant woman was on her way to the hospital in a BRT vehicle when she went into labour.

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Pregnancy Labour play

Adetola delivered her baby on the roadside in Anthony, Lagos.


A pregnant woman, Adetola Ayodele, who went into unexpected labour while heading to the hospital has delivered a baby boy in the Anthony part of Lagos.

She was helped by some vendors and motorists, who swung into action soon as it became obvious that she won't be able to make it to the hospital on time.

Pregnancy Labour play

Pregnancy Labour



According to Punch, Ayodele, who is a trader, was in a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) with her husband and son when she went into labour.

The driver of the bus then dropped her off so she can get a taxi to the hospital. It was due to delay in getting a vehicle that would convey Ayodele that made her deliver on the roadside.

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A food seller identified as Iya Ibeji, said, “I was in my canteen when people started calling me. I rushed out and saw the woman. I discovered that her water had already broken. The head of the baby was also coming out. We surrounded her and urged her to push and she gave birth to the baby by the roadside.”

It was Iya Ibeji who led the team that help the pregnant woman deliver her baby.

However, after her delivery, many taxi drivers declined to help them get to the hospital.

After waiting for a while, a taxi driver named Mr. Lateef Aremu, agreed to take to the family to the hospital so that both mother and child can receive medical care.

The driver mentioned that the attitude of officials at Gbagada General Hospital, where they were taken to was not encouraging.

Aremu said, said, “When I was called to take them to the hospital, I was a bit scared because anything could go wrong; but I decided to do it. I guess God wanted me to help them.

“However, when we got to the Gbagada General Hospital, they did not attend to us on time. Initially, they said we should go and listen to a lecture. After about 45 minutes, they admitted the mother in the Emergency Ward.

 “They initially left the baby with us. After waiting for a long time, we told them that the baby was just delivered by the roadside and had yet to take his bath. That was when they received him from us. The whole issue took so much time and at a point, I was almost frustrated.”

According to reports, the mother, Adetola has now been discharged though the baby is still in the care of the hospital.

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