Woman names son Uber after being born in cab
A woman who gave birth to a baby boy in an Uber cab in New Delhi revealed on Saturday (December 12) she named the boy after the U.S. based online taxi-hailing service.
The woman, named Babli, hired the cab on Thursday (December 10) after repeated calls for an ambulance went unanswered.
Babli was accompanied by two women and wanted to be taken to the state-run Safdarjung Hospital.
But they had to stop on the way and Babli delivered the baby inside the cab.
The new mother said she decided to name her child Uber because he was born in the cab.
“I named him after Uber because the baby was born in Uber cab,” she said.
The taxi driver, Shahnawaz Khan, who helped with the birth of baby boy, said he had to act fast once it was clear Babli was about to deliver.
“I thought if something unfortunate happens, it will be a problem, which is why I helped the woman. The delivery took place in the cab and we got to know it was a boy. I jokingly said, number of passenger has increased in my car. Everyone was smiling but the patient was crying. She was in pain. So, after the delivery I restarted the car and rushed towards Safdarjang Hospital,” said Khan.
Soon after the baby was born, Khan rushed the woman to the hospital where she was taken into an emergency ward.
Reportedly, the baby will be named Uber at a ceremony on Sunday (December 13).
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