Woman gives birth on the street

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Woman gives birth on the street. One of the residents, Olivia Adams of Hillview rushed outside after her daughter told her that a woman was giving birth on the street next to the tuck shop in Southern Hills.

Community members came together to help a mother who gave birth on the road on Monday. “She was screaming very loud and I could already see the baby’s head,” said Olivia.

Olivia said the woman gave birth to a baby boy. “I covered her with a blanket while her sister removed the afterbirth,” she said.

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Olivia said the mother was identified as Fazlin Jonas of Lavender Hill. “She only had a bag with tins and other items. No baby stuff and said she didn’t know she was pregnant,” said Olivia.

Western Cape Government Health spokeswoman, Monique Johnstone, confirmed that the mother and baby are currently being treated at Groote Schuur Hospital.

Olivia is now appealing to people to donate baby clothing, nappies and toiletries for the baby.

“If you would like to assist, please contact Fazlin’s mother, Faeeza Jonas, on 076 032 0273. Donations can also be dropped off at 13 Kepel Court, Lavender Hill.”

Source: Daily Sun

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