Johannesburg Female Cop Helps Deliver Stranger's Baby In The Street
Goodwill and kindness wins as a Johannesburg policewoman helps deliver baby on a pavement in the street. The officer went above and beyond the call of duty when she helped deliver a baby on a pavement last Wednesday.
According to the news shared on the JMPD Facebook page, The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) received a distress call. It was about a woman who had collapsed on a pavement in Eloff Street near Park Central. Traffic officials had spotted the pregnant woman doubled over in what was obviously labour pain.
The JMPD superintendent immediately deployed female officer Lebogang Mngomezulu to the scene to assess the situation.
“We received a call on Wednesday morning about a woman who seemed to be experiencing labour pains on the side of the road. My superintendent asked me to go and assist with the situation,” Lebogang told YOU.
“I didn’t even get a chance to ask her name. I simply concentrated on the task at hand, to deliver the baby safely,” Lebogang said.
The 37-year-old police officer said she was shaking during the entire experience.
“I’m used to seeing dead bodies and witnessing fatal accidents, because I work at the accident investigation unit. But none of that prepared me for this.”
With Lebogang's help, the woman gave birth to a healthy baby girl.
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The officer then rushed to the nearest fire station to get assistance from a paramedic to help with cutting the umbilical cord.
While the paramedics were helping the new mom, Lebogang spotted an ambulance that was responding to another emergency. She asked them to take the woman and her newborn to Hillbrow clinic.
“Reality hit me when the paramedics loaded the lady into the ambulance. I did something I’m not trained for,” she said. “I cried uncontrollably.”
According to a statement from JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minaar, the mother and baby are doing well.
Lebogang is planning to visit them in hospital soon.