Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Firefighters "Help" Newborn Baby

I came across this article today.

Home delivery: baby episode 'all in a day's work' for firefighters

It states:

Firefighters outside St. John's took part in a happy emergency Monday, helping a couple through the moments immediately after the delivery of their baby....

"The father had the baby in his hands. Our guys grabbed their obstetrical kit from the rescue, they wrapped the baby, they clamped off the umbilical cord and as [hospital ambulance] arrived, they told them to cut the cord."

So the firefighters arrived and helped this family by yanking their baby out of its father's hands and doing things that didn't need to be done yet, like clamping and cutting the cord minutes after birth. Then they transferred a perfectly healthy baby to the hospital.

Some help.

This is one more example that birth outside of hospitals aren't necessarily emergencies.


Ayla said...

hurry, hurry cut the cord! (rolling eyes) some emergency they had there!

tie-dyed doula said...

They just don't feel like they've helped unless they've done "something" when they arrive. And bet your bottom dollar if mama or papa refuse treatment, they will be called some type of "bad" or "dangerous" parents. sad...