Woman Gives Birth In Car After Being Stuck In MCO Roadblock For Hours

They tried using an alternative route but were caught in a second traffic jam.

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A 37-year-old woman delivered a baby boy in her car after getting caught in traffic on the way to Tawau Hospital, Sabah

The mother, Noziee Abdul Asa, was in the car driven by her 65-year-old father, Abdul Asa Mohd Salleh, and accompanied by her 17-year-old daughter, Aisha Maizela.

Bernama reported that they were stuck in traffic caused by two roadblocks due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) for over two hours on Saturday morning, 18 April.

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Abdul Asa, a retired civil servant, said he received a call from his daughter saying that she was having labour pains at about 9.30am

According to Free Malaysia Today, he immediately went to pick up Noziee and Aisha from their home to proceed to the hospital.

"On the way to the hospital, I tried an alternative route using Jalan Tiku to avoid the traffic jam, but was caught in another congestion at a roadblock in Jalan Kuhara," he said.

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Fortunately, an ambulance passed by at that moment and Aisha quickly informed them of her mother's condition

"There was a patient in the ambulance but they instructed me to follow from behind so that we could get to the hospital faster," the grandfather said, as quoted by Harian Metro.

Noziee safely delivered her fourth child, a 3.4kg baby boy, in their Perodua Myvi near the Tawau Hospital gates.

She later updated on Facebook that her baby was admitted to another ward for developing a breathing problem. But otherwise, both mother and son are in stable condition.

Noziee's baby boy.

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