Sometimes, there are just things that you need to do yourself.
Like, for example, delivering your own baby in a car while stuck in a jam.
No choice but to deliver the baby
That was exactly what happened to a man who was on his way to send his wife to the hospital because she was in labour.
According to a report by Malay Mail
, Hasnul Wahab’s wife started going into labour on the morning of 28 August.
The contractions reportedly intensified that evening.
“After Maghrib, we sent our two kids over to my mum’s house. I asked my wife if we could perform our Isyak prayers first and she said yes.
“When we were done, we sprinted to the car and set off for the hospital because the contractions were becoming more frequent," Hasnul wrote on Facebook.
However, when Hasrul reached the toll booth on the Shah Alam Expressway (Kesas), he was shocked to see bumper-to-bumper traffic.
“At the time, the map on my phone didn’t show any traffic jams,” Hasrul said.
It didn’t help that at that moment, his wife told him the baby was coming.
“It was at the time that my wife said the baby was ready to come out. I felt blur for a moment and I didn’t know what to do.
“It turns out that the Road Transport Department (JPJ) had set up an ‘Op Bersepadu’ roadblock and I had to stop at the side of the road.
“I got out of the vehicle and the JPJ officer asked for my licence. I told him my wife was about to give birth in the car and chaos ensued.”
Hasrul said the officers had to call an ambulance, but the baby arrived before they could.
“I became a midwife and it took less than two minutes, faster than cooking a packet of instant noodles.
“Alhamdulillah, the baby came out and started crying immediately.”
He added that the officers then escorted the couple to the hospital as there weren't any signs of the ambulance.
Congratulations, Hasnul and wife! That must have been quite an experience, right?