baby with mother 311.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
A 29-year-old woman gave birth to a healthy baby girl on Monday while sitting on a bench at Tzrifin’s Assaf Harofeh Medical Center.
R., from Gan Yavne, was in her parents home when her water broke. She asked her husband to take her to the hospital. Contractions increased in frequency during the ride in the car, and when they arrived at Assaf Harofeh, the young woman asked to sit on the first bench she saw.
Her husband called doctors and nurses to help, and swiftly an obstetrics
team arrived with equipment and shooed away all observers. Within seven
minutes of their arrival, a 2.7-kilo baby girl was delivered.
“Everyone around me applauded,” R. recalled.
The mother and baby were rushed to the recovery room as she no longer
needed the delivery room. Midwife Karen Lee Ovadia said she was alerted
that a woman was giving birth outside the department.
“I immediately grabbed gloves, sheets, blankets and delivery equipment.”
As R. was fully dressed, her trousers were removed and the girl’s head
was seen to be outside. The team members turned the sheets and blankets
into a makeshift tent to ensure privacy.
“Moments like these are worth everything,” the midwife said afterward.