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Woman Delivers Baby Boy in Uber Car

A woman gave birth on the back seat of a taxi driving her to hospital, prompting the suggestion the baby boy be named Uber.

“Helped me give birth” is not one of the feedback options available after a passenger finishes a ride in an Uber – but perhaps it should be.

Ada Luguterah

Happy Mom, Ada Luguterah and Her Baby

Indian national, Uber driver Krunal Shukla, had a surprise extra passenger when he picked up a heavily pregnant woman, her father and younger sister from a home in east London with their destination set as St Thomas’ Hospital.
After just a few minutes in the car, Ada Luguterah realised her baby was not going to wait.

“We thought we had time but a few minutes later it was contractions and the baby was coming straight away,” Mrs Luguterah told Sky News.
The baby’s mother explained: “[The driver] had to call the ambulance and my sister had to catch the baby in the back seat of the Uber!”

Laughing, she added: “At the time same time, we were worrying about the fact that we were going to mess the car up.”
Mr Shukla took control of the situation, pulling over in Amersham Road, New Cross, at around 1.30am on Friday morning and calling for an ambulance.
Driver Krunal Shukla was described as “so supportive” by Ada Luguterah, who gave birth in the back of his taxi
In the few minutes the ambulance took to get there, Mr Shukla’s fourth passenger had already arrived.
Praising the Uber driver, Mrs Luguterah said he was “so supportive” and “really good”, adding that “he made the whole thing so much easier”.

Krunal Shukla

Uber Driver, Krunal Shukla

Mr Shukla told Sky News if he knew she was so close to giving birth he would have ensured she had taken an ambulance rather than his taxi.
“I thought it was just for a routine check-up,” he said, but explained that after a few minutes his passenger began to shout “the baby is coming now!”
“I was so shocked,” he said.

Mrs Luguterah, 34, who also has a four-year-old son, said: “That was the last thing I ever thought in my life that was going to happen. Things like that happen in the movies, in One Born Every Minute [a TV show about a maternity hospital], but it doesn’t happen to normal humans like us!”

The baby boy does not have a name yet, but one of Mrs Luguterah’s siblings suggested he be called Uber.
The baby came more than a week early and Mrs Luguterah had not been expecting to give birth that night, saying she had gone to work at the bank as usual, come home and gone to sleep before the baby decided to come early.
She was with her father and younger sister in the car, but wishes her mother had been with them, saying: “Mum would have had experience and known what to do. Dad has never had the privilege to be there with his children [when they were born]… and my sister has never seen a child being born until she had to catch one for the first time.
The Uber driver was given a five-star rating by his unusual passenger

Uber "Delivery Car'

Uber “Delivery Car’

“It was a good quick lesson for everyone involved, including the poor Uber driver. Oh my gosh, he was the sane one among everyone. He was never thinking about his car at all.”

Mr Shukla helped direct the ambulance to them and followed the instructions down the phone to try to help, including trying to find blankets.
The Uber driver did not have any – but resourcefully remembered he had some brand new cotton clothes in his boot from a £1 shop that he was intending to use to clean his car. He also put the heater on to keep the baby warm when he arrived.

He said: “I was worried for them and then suddenly I can see the baby come!”
Reflecting on the unusual events, Mr Shukla said: “I think there is a message for the whole world. There is a lot of bad but… look at this woman… we must respect our mothers.”

Speaking of his role, he said simply: “It was my duty as a human. She is a brave mum.”
The pair spoke later on Friday, with the mother thanking the driver for his help and promising to get back in touch in a few months time to let him know how the family are getting on.
And, if you’re wondering, Mrs Luguterah gave Mr Shukla a five-star rating on the app – and Uber waived the cleaning fee for the back seat.

An Uber spokesperson said: “We are delighted that Ada and her baby are doing well. Krunal remained calm under pressure throughout the journey.
“Uber is proud to play a small part in helping this new family when they needed a quick, safe and reliable ride the most.”


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Mum says she needs ‘vagina designer’ after daughter draws picture of her in the shower

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The woman’s child draw a lovely picture of her mum in the shower, but it’s not the most flattering…

Somehow our little angels always manage to find new ways to embarrass us, whether it’s saying something completely inappropriate or repeating something we said when we thought they were out of earshot.

But one mum was mortified when she saw a picture her daughter drew of her showering.

It shows her smiling and washing while completely naked, and the girl has particularly focused on her mum’s private areas.

She shared the picture, which is drawn in blue pen on lined paper, on Facebook with the caption: “I think I need to get a vagina designer”.

Before long other parents were sharing some of the more unusual drawings their kids have done over the years, and they are simply hilarious.

One parent posted their child’s drawing of an innocent pair of scissors…

One mum wrote: “I seriously cannot cope I’m crying with laughter… brilliant every single one.”

Another commented: “I have actually laughed out loud at some of these!!!!”

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Harrods remove £680 hoodie from sale after shoppers complain about rude message

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Following customer feedback Harrods have removed the Georgian Slogan Hoodie from their website.

It’s no secret that Harrods is the go-to place for some of the finest things in life.

But one item recently for sale in its women’s clothing section certainly raised a few eyebrows.

Until today, the department store were offering customers the chance to purchase an over-sized black hoodie, which they described as being “imbued with signature unapologetic attitude”.

And that attitude came courtesy of a very, very rude message written on the front of the garment.

Even though the advert hinted at the explicit message, it didn’t reveal exactly what the Georgian Slogan Hoodie said.

Luckily people on Twitter translated it for us.

Moscow journalist Max Seddon took to the social media platform to enlighten us all about the explicit writing on the item.

He wrote: “This hoodie has “Georgian lettering” and “is imbued with signature unapologetic attitude,” according to Harrods, who will sell it to you for a ‘mere’ £680. (It actually says “Go f*** yourself” in Russian).”

The day after Max shared the shocking translation, Harrods removed the item from their website, due to “feedback” from customers.

A spokesperson for the company commented: “Following feedback from customers we have made the decision to remove this product from sale in Harrods and on”

Before being taken down, the Harrods website said: “Inspired by the desire to to face and conquer the negative memories surrounding his upbringing in war-torn Sukhumi, Georgia, while also celebrating his love for his native country, Vetements’ Creative Director Demna Gvasalia has created a collection of pieces for Spring/Summer 2019 to capture the message.

“Printed with Georgian lettering translating to an expletive phrase, this bold hoodie is imbued with signature unapologetic attitude.”


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