This is the amazing moment a Brazilian Uber driver gives birth in the back of the car and then doesn’t even charge for the ride.
Iara Alencar dos Santos shared how she became an amateur obstetrician “within seconds.”
The 30-year-old traveled six kilometers to take a woman and her mother-in-law from home to a hospital.
It wasn’t until she arrived at the pickup point in Brasília, Brazil, that she realized her passenger was eight months pregnant. During the journey, Sandy, 21, unexpectedly went into labor.
The footage shows Iara’s incredible reaction as Sandy gave birth in the back seat on Monday.
Iara Alencar dos Santos supports Sandy after her birth
Uber driver Iara Alencar dos Santos holds the baby
“It’s out,” the new mother shouts, while 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 is seen giving birth in the back seat 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 being an obstetrician in a matter of seconds,” Iara, who gave birth to her son via cesarean section, told local media.
“I knew she was in pain, but I didn’t know the birth would happen so quickly.”
“We never thought 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 is seen leaning forward in the back seat to deliver her child
Then Iara takes over, carries the crying child and gives the mother some much-needed rest
It only took a few minutes for little Yure Adrian to come into the world.
The trio were just meters from the hospital when Iara stopped the car and honked to alert paramedics.
The cord was reportedly around the boy’s neck and the driver carefully unwrapped it from the newborn.
She says she “felt no fear” and is “still in ecstasy” over the incredible moment.
Doctors later came to cut the umbilical cord while it was still in Iara’s hand and the newborn peed all over her clothes.
Sandy and Yure were then hospitalized and Iara was able to leave the hospital.
The baby. The mother and son are reportedly doing well
The baby. Father Michael Adrian, 31, who had already gone to work when the drama unfolded, told local media he was grateful for Iara’s help
She has since been informed that both mother and son are doing well.
Sandy, who also has a young daughter, has already been released.
Father Michael Adrian, 31, who had already gone to work when the drama unfolded, told local media he was grateful for Iara’s help.
He said: “For me it touches the compassion she had for my wife.” I have no words.
“I think it was a godsend, that driver, because not everyone has that kind of compassion.”
“The car was dirty and she didn’t even want to pay for the ride.”
Yure is expected to be released in the coming days.
Michael added: “I can’t wait to order an Uber to leave the hospital.”