Israeli soldiers who set up a field hospital in Nepal to treat the survivors of the massive earthquake that struck the Himalayan country this week delivered a newborn baby on Wednesday.
“A very cute baby boy, healthy, and weighing 2.1 kilograms was born,” said Maj. (res.) Michal Peres, a midwife by trade who is part of the IDF delegation in Kathmandu.
“He is feeling good, and he has been placed in a warm setting,” she said. “Once the mother recovers from the Caesarean section, we will bring them together.”
“In the afternoon, we brought in a woman in labor who was being treated at a nearby hospital that was damaged as a result of the earthquake,” said Maj. Gil Dar, a trained gynecologist. “We performed an ultrasound, which confirmed that her water did break.”
After it was determined that the baby was too small for natural birth, the doctors decided to perform a C-section.
“The feeling is a good one,” said Dar. “It’s a feeling of great satisfaction and excitement.”