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Have heard of several cases of this happening overseas.. cheap riders taking UBER instead of ambulance. Imagine the clean up fee if she gave birth inside your car :oops::oops:

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/vi...l/news-story/a67f993d7bb126a72d0b6425451e86dd

Melbourne mother about to give birth takes Uber to hospital

Tiffany Korssen, Herald Sun
33 minutes ago

A MELBOURNE woman just minutes away from giving birth caught an Uber to hospital instead of an ambulance to save time.

Rati Sinuraya asked her partner to book the ride sharing service from her Richmond home to the Royal Women's Hospital while she was doubled over with labour pains last Tuesday, because she was worried an ambulance would take too long.

"If I called an ambulance I don't know how long it would take ... with Uber you can check the app and see oh it's five minutes away," Ms Sinuraya said.

"The driver kept on saying are you okay ... I was in so much pain, I just said just get me to the hospital."

Despite Ms Sinuraya's time saving theory, she said the overly concerned driver was perhaps a little too cautious.

"My partner was a bit annoyed because he was driving pretty slow, like doing 40 ... Trust me five minutes late, I would have had the baby in the car."

Thankfully, Ms Sinuraya arrived safely and gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

"I started pushing as soon as I got into the hospital.

"The baby is one month early, but she's doing really well."

Ambulance Victoria Acting General Manager Emergency Operations Anthony Carlyon said paramedics are highly trained to provide emergency pre-hospital care.

"This includes the management of an unplanned birth prior to arrival at hospital," he said.

"However, expectant parents are urged to carefully plan the arrival of their baby and don't leave it until the last minute to go to hospital.

"All ambulance vehicles can be located and tracked in our control centres through GPS fitted to all our vehicles."
 

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Sounds like he would have got no more than 3 stars and a rider feedback issue going to slow
 

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Driving a little slow!? Um.. yeah the speed limit. An Uber driver is not equipped to deal with such situations, and ambulance officer is, of course he's going to be a little cautious.

Some people :mad:
 

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If something had gone wrong, e.g. the baby was born in the vehicle and there was a complication that threatened or cost a life, would the driver be liable for this?

There's so many things I could think of to not let them in the car.
 

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why didnt her husband drive her?
if time was a factor why did she leave it so long to go to hospital?
 

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"My partner was a bit annoyed because he was driving pretty slow, like doing 40 ... Trust me five minutes late, I would have had the baby in the car."
Yeah yeah. And her partner would not have paid for a speeding ticket...
 

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Women in labour are by no means rational in what they say, they are in extreme pain, and pissed off anyway.
They want help NOW, otherwise they could become potentially violent - if they only had the strength. o_O

Poor driver was probably freaking out and avoiding the road bumps.

Always carry a First Aid kit and ensure that you are a trained First Aider.

Do many people seriously not get ambulance cover these days?
Nope they call an Uber - I have taken quite a few people to hospital, one potentially very serious and it only happened in the car.

But then again I am a very highly trained First Aider and know what to do in most cases till help arrives.

IMPORTANT: Add the major hospitals emergency numbers and addresses to your phone, as well as as your GPS, so that you can pull it up in a second.
 

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Whats really pathetic is she complains after this poor guy on a below minimum wage drps her off at the hospital. Ungrateful cheap woman.
 
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