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I gave birth in the back of a taxi – I was shocked when the cab firm sent me the clean-up bill

A MUM who gave birth in the back of a cab at 40mph was shocked when the firm sent her a £60 cleaning bill days after she welcomed her baby.

Farah Cacanindin, 26, unexpectedly went into labor five ­minutes into a 13-mile trip to hospital for a routine check-up.

She delivered daughter Naia herself in the Vauxhall Vivaro while the cabbie phoned ahead to alert staff at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Days later, Farah, from High Wycombe, Bucks, was billed £90 by Arrow Taxis — for a £30 fare plus the resulting clean-up.

Farah, also mum to 15-month-old son Kairo, said: “I understand that I did make a mess but it’s a bit cheeky to have charged me.”

The analyst added: “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.”

Farah wrapped Naia in her jacket after the arrival on the A4128 at Cryers Hill, Bucks.

She said: “When we got to hospital, midwives were waiting and were shocked.

“It was surreal. I didn’t have a chance to be scared.”

She added: “The funny thing is the taxi firm is just down our road.

“I see the van I gave birth in right outside my house.”

Arrow Taxis declined to comment.