Just like how a Singaporean couple found love during an Uber ride last year, GrabCar rides have now become more than just a mode of transport.
Grab shared with us that a baby was born during a GrabCar ride in Singapore just last month!
Mr. Shawn Yeo, made a JustGrab booking on 7 July at 11am when his wife, Mdm. Ida Nee, started experiencing contractions.
However, before they could reach Gleneagles Hospital, she delivered her baby in the car with help and advice of their Grab driver Mr. Yeong.
Shared Shawn, “Ida experienced contractions at around 9.30am, and since our first baby’s labour process took almost 4 hours, we thought we had some time to head to the hospital. […] However, Ida’s contractions intensified and we knew we had to go to the hospital as soon as possible.”
Barely a few minutes within the car ride, her water bag broke. Armed with just a towel, we had to make do with whatever we had but thankfully, we were able to deliver the baby within the 20 minutes journey.
“We are very grateful for Mr. Yeong’s support during the tricky situation and for being so understanding even though we made a mess in his car. We compensated him for the cleaning fees incurred and of course, gave him a 5-star rating as well.”
“I was definitely nervous when I noticed that Mdm. Nee was in labour, but there was no way I could turn them down when I knew that they had to be in the hospital immediately,” added Mr. Yeong.
“Mdm. Nee was screaming throughout the entire journey but I did my best to stay calm. Thankfully, both the mother and baby are safe. It’s not every day that you can say you helped deliver a baby – this is a ride that I will never forget.”
The baby, named Isaiah, is Singapore’s 3rd GrabBaby.
The first GrabBaby was born on 12 August 2017, and the second on 21 November 2017.
Baby And Unofficial Midwife, Reunited
Grab recently organised a reunion for the family of three and their driver to celebrate the baby’s first month, and Andrew Chan, Head of Transport, Grab Singapore gave the new parents a Grab voucher worth $8,000, and a special Grab onesie for the baby.
Mr. Yeong was also awarded with fuel vouchers worth S$800.
“We are glad to hear about the safe arrival of baby Isaiah, and cannot be happier to be part of this meaningful journey! Kudos to our driver-partner, Mr Yeong, who was of such great help to the family,” said Andrew Chan, Head of Transport, Grab Singapore.