Woman gives birth outside hospital

Law enforcement officers pose next to the newborn at the hospital.
A woman gave birth outside the Mitchell’s Plain Day Hospital on Saturday November 16.

Law enforcement officers, who were escorting Emergency Medical Services (EMS), spotted the woman lying on the side of Wespoort Drive, Mitchell’s Plain, outside the day hospital. 

They sensed that something was wrong and went to investigate.

They found that the woman had already given birth, but the umbilical cord was still attached. 

The officers ran to get a stretcher and took the mother and baby to the maternity ward of the Mitchell’s Plain day hospital.

The newborn and her mother were assessed and found to be in good condition.

Law enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason said: “It was then revealed that the 32-year-old mother was homeless, but a kind woman offered her and the baby a place to stay. The entire episode left the officers feeling extremely happy because everything turned out perfect for this little baby and her mother.”