Women ‘hold on’ to give birth on 10/10/10

Some Israeli women who gave birth on the special date said they had “tried to hold out” so their child could have “lucky” and easily remembered date on identity card.

October 11, 2010 00:59
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SMILING MOTHER Miri holds her newborn son

mother gives birth 10/10/10 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Although many couples around the world scheduled their weddings long in advance to occur on 10/10/10, timing the delivery of one’s baby in a spontaneous birth is not so easy.

But some of the Israeli women who gave birth on Sunday said they had “tried to hold out” until the clock passed midnight so their child could have the “lucky” and easily remembered date on their identity card.

“I tried to wait 15 minutes, and it worked,” said Kiryat Gat resident Miri Arzuan, who gave birth at Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot three minutes after midnight.

“Labor began on Saturday at 2:30 p.m., and Yariv [the baby’s father] and I thought the delivery would be rapid, but it turns out I managed to hold the baby in until just after midnight. It’s a special date, and now it’ll be easier to remember the birth date of our beautiful son. He is a 10!” Kaplan’s obstetrics department was full on Sunday, and during the first 12 hours after midnight, eight healthy babies – five boys and three girls – were born.

Meanwhile, at Laniado Hospital in Netanya, a woman gave birth at 10:01 a.m. to twins, a boy and a girl. Fortunately, they did not weigh 10 kilograms each.

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