Mother who gave birth in the back of taxi says sent £60 cleaning bill

Mother, 26, who gave birth in the back of a taxi five minutes into a trip to the hospital says she was sent a £60 cleaning bill

  • Farah Cacanindin, 26, suddenly went into labour in the back of a moving taxi
  • She managed to deliver her baby daughter herself while travelling at 40mph 
  • However, she claims she was sent a £60 cleaning bill by the cab company 

A mother who gave birth to her daughter in the back of a taxi going at 40mph claimed she was left stunned when the cab company sent her a cleaning bill for £60.

Farah Cacanindin, 26, had just left hospital for a routine check for her pregnancy when she unexpectedly went into labour on the taxi journey home in Buckinghamshire.

Astonishingly, Ms Cacanindin was able to deliver her baby Naia herself while the cab was still moving, The Sun reported. 

The taxi driver phoned ahead to Stoke Mandeville Hospital to alert staff they were coming before dropping her off.

Baby Naia, wrapped in her mother’s jacket after she was born, was safely looked after when they arrived and the pair were allowed to return home.

Farah Cacanindin, 26, gave birth in the back of a Vauxhall Vivaro similar. Pictured: Arrow Taxis’ fleet of cars 

The taxi driver rushed her back to Stoke Mandeville hospital where she and daughter Naia were cared for my midwives 

However, Ms Cacanindin claimed she was shocked when she was sent a £90 bill from Arrow Taxis to her home in High Wycombe – £30 for the journey to hospital and £60. 

She said she appreciated there had been a mess in the back of the taxi, but that it was an unreasonable thing to do when she had just gone through an unexpected birth.

Ms Cacanindin said: ‘I understand that I did make a mess but it’s a bit cheeky to have charged me.

‘It was the quickest labour ever.

‘My waters broke five minutes into the journey.

‘The driver asked if I wanted him to pull over but I said to keep going as I believed I would make it before she was born.’

She added she can still see the car her daughter was born in at the taxi company just down the road from her house.  

Arrow Taxis was contacted for comment.  

The local taxi company sent the mother a £60 cleaning bill on top of the £30 cab fare 

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