Woman gives birth at Covid-19 checkpoint

Woman gives birth at Covid-19 checkpoint

The woman holds her newborn son.(Photo via Chudate Seehawong)
The woman holds her newborn son.(Photo via Chudate Seehawong)

CHAI NAT: A woman gave birth to a baby boy at a Covid-19 checkpoint in Muang district while on the way to hospital early on Tuesday morning.

The woman, whose name was withheld, was in labour and was being taken in a car by relatives to Chai Nat Narenthorn Hospital.

About 6am, while passing a covid checkpoint in front of Chai Nat Bird Park, the woman said her baby was on the way and she could not hold back any longer. She was moved out of the car to the footpath, and  nurses assigned to the checkpoint took on the role of emergency midwives.

The woman gave birth to a healthy boy. The nurses said the baby was "strong and normal".

The mother and her newborn son were then taken safely to the hospital.

Yuthaporn Piroonsan, the Muang district chief, posted the story and pictures on his Facebook page on Tuesday morning.

The car that was taking the woman to hospital. (Photo via Chudate Seehawong)

The baby boy delivered by nurses at the checkpoint..(Photo via Chudate Seehawong)

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