When Rati Sinuraya went into labour one month early she could have called an ambulance, but instead opted for an Uber.
‘I was thinking it was so early in the morning and there was no traffic, I didn’t know how long the ambulance was going to be,' she told 3AW Breakfast this morning.
‘When we looked at Uber it said five minutes away, so we were like let’s just Uber it.’
Having never caught an ambulance before, Sinuraya was concerned how long it would it take to arrive.
‘I was in so much pain, it was 2.30am in the morning and I didn’t want to risk the ambulance taking a long time to arrive,’ she told news.com.au.
‘An ambulance couldn’t give me an exact time of how long they would be, but with an Uber we could just see on the map where they were and get updated estimations,’ she said.
The first time mum said she gave birth to a baby girl just hours hours after arriving at the hospital.
'If I was picked up five minutes later, I would’ve been pushing out the baby in the car,' she said.
'I wasn’t expecting to go into labour, I thought it was just me in pain. But when I got to the hospital, they said I had to start pushing straight away, and the next think I know my baby was born.'