Giving birth in a train

It looks like it is not such a rare occasion.

For example (link):

MUMBAI: A 25-year-old woman gave birth to a baby girl on a local train on Sunday night. The woman from Mumbra, who was accompanied by her mother-in-law, was on her way to a hospital for a check-up.

She delivered the baby at 10pm as the train pulled into Kurla. She was helped by other women travelling in the compartment. The mother and child were then taken to Rajawadi Hospital by the police.

Sometimes, children are delivered even in a metro:

Woman gives birth to baby girl in metro; DMRC takes initiative to take her to hospital, provides all necessary help

This lady had a baby while waiting for a three-wheeler:

Woman gives birth to girl on Chennai road

This is another story from Chennai:

Woman gives birth to a baby on a train at the Chennai Central on Wednesday morning

In Mangalore:

Mangalore: ‘Berth’ of a Different Kind – Woman Delivers Baby on Train

In Nagpur:

Woman delivers baby aboard train

In Old Delhi railway station; Tambaram railway station, Chennai; Madras Moore Market Complex (MMC) suburban railway station, Chennai; Allahabad railway junction; Ballarshah railway station, Chandrapur:

Are Indian railways prepared for medical emergencies?

In America:

Woman reports giving birth on Philly subway train

Well… given horrible regulations in maternity wards of modern hospitals, including routine artificial membrane raptures, continuous fetal monitoring, and other unnecessary things that are designed only for the convenience of the medical staff and lead to complications for women in labor, delivering a baby in a train becomes not a bad option.

Published in: on 09/11/2012 at 22:05  Comments (2)  

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  1. I can’t even imagine…but good for these ladies!

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