One ambulance, one shift, two births

January 16, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Last Friday began normally for a team from Magen David Adom’s Modi’in station, headed by ambulance driver and EMT Itzhak Cohen, and volunteers Noa Oster, Ziv Bamberger and Shaked Ron-Tal.

Baby 1

However the shift was one they will never forget. During that one morning, the team was called to two separate emergencies of women in labor in Modi’in Ilit, and in both cases, the women gave birth in the ambulance during their evacuation to a hospital.

The first birth was at approximately seven in the morning. The team evacuated a 37-year-old to Shaare Zedek medical center and assisted her as she gave birth during the ride. Still excited about the incident, the team was surprise as at 10 AM they were already called to another emergency – a 41-year-old woman in labor. During her evacuation to Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, she gave birth to a baby girl.

Baby 2

Shaked Ron-Tal, an MDA Youth Volunteer, said: “It was very exciting for me, I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to be part of this team, who assisted the birth of not one, but two women in one shift. I wish the women and their families Mazel Tov, and our team to have more days like this.”


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