This is the astonishing moment a Brazilian Uber driver delivers a baby in the back of her car and then doesn’t even charge for the journey.
Iara Alencar dos Santos told how she became an amateur obstetrician ‘in a matter of seconds’.
The 30-year-old accepted a 6km journey to take a woman and her mother-in-law from her home to a hospital.
It was only when she arrived at the pick-up point in Brasília, Brazil, that she realised her passenger was eight months pregnant. During the drive, Sandy, 21, unexpectedly went into labour.
Footage shows Iara’s incredible reaction when Sandy gave birth in the backseat on Monday.
Iara Alencar dos Santos assisting Sandy after giving birth
Uber driver Iara Alencar dos Santos holding the baby
‘It’s out’, the new mother shouts, as Iara asks ‘What’s out, girl?’.
Sandy then replies: ‘The head!’
Iara can be heard saying, ‘My God in heaven,’ as she quickly stops the car to help the mother and her mother-in-law.
Sandy can be seen on the backseat giving birth before Iara carries the crying baby in her arms in a joyful moment, giving the mother time for some much-needed rest.
‘I went from being a driver to an obstetrician in a matter of seconds,’ Iara, who gave birth to her son by C-section, told local media.
‘I knew she was in pain but I didn’t know the birth would be so fast.
‘We never imagined that we wouldn’t have time to get to the hospital because it was so close. But the baby didn’t want to wait..’
Iara with her mother Sandy and the baby
Sandy can be seen arching over in the backseat to give birth
Iara then takes over and carries the crying child, giving the mother some much-needed rest
It only took minutes for little Yure Adrian to come into the world.
The trio were just yards from the hospital when Iara stopped the car, honking the horn to alert the medics.
The cord was reportedly around the baby boy’s neck, with the driver carefully unwrapping it from the newborn.
She says she ‘didn’t feel fear’ and is ‘still in ecstasy’ over the incredible moment.
Doctors later came out to cut the cord while it was still in Iara’s hand, with the newborn peeing all over her clothes.
Sandy and Yure were then admitted to the hospital and Iara was free to leave.
The baby. The mother and son are both reported to be doing well
The baby. Dad Michael Adrian, 31, who had already left for work when the drama unfolded, told local media he was grateful for Iara’s help
She’s since been told that both mother and son are doing well.
Sandy, who also has a toddler daughter, has already been discharged.
Dad Michael Adrian, 31, who had already left for work when the drama unfolded, told local media he was grateful for Iara’s help.
He said: ‘For me, it’s touching the compassion she had for my wife. I have no words.
‘I think it was a Godsend, this driver, because not everyone has that kind of compassion.
‘The car got dirty, and she didn’t even want to charge for the trip.’
Yure is expected to be discharged in the coming days.
Michael added: ‘I’m already eager to order an Uber to leave the hospital.’