[전국]Baby who doesn’t breathe after giving birth on the highway… 119 paramedics saved it

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A woman on her way to the hospital on the eve of the Chuseok holiday last year gave birth to a baby in her car while passing the highway.

The mother was exhausted, and the baby was not even breathing, but the 119 firefighters on the scene saved precious lives with prompt response.

Correspondent Hong Seong-wook.

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A firefighter with a newborn baby in his arms enters the ambulance.

Wipe the baby’s body with a towel, and it’s exhaustive.

Soon after, the mother, lying on a stretcher, also enters the ambulance.

At the dawn of the 17th, a 30-year-old woman, who was about to give birth, had labor pains, and she and her husband departed from Hongcheon, Gangwon-do, to an obstetrics and gynecology department in Seoul.

However, before arriving at the hospital, while passing the Seoul-Yangyang Expressway, a baby was born.

The newborn did not cry, and his skin was pale.

Fortunately, the 119 ambulance arrived within 10 minutes of receiving the report, and first aid was provided immediately.

[유종수 / 춘천소방서 119구급대원 : 입안에 이물질을 한 다섯 번, 여섯 번 정도 빨아 당겼거든요. 이물질이 나오면서 아기가 조금 찡그리기 시작했고, 그 뒤에 수건으로 양수를 닦아주면서 온몸을 보온하면서.]

Paramedics communicated with professional medical staff through video calls and were instructed to cut the umbilical cord.

The mother, who was very tired, was also checked and put on an oxygen mask to rest.

Then, through first aid, the baby began to regain breathing, body temperature, and color.

And it arrived at the hospital in about 40 minutes, and both the mother and the baby were safe.

[유종수 / 춘천소방서 119구급대원 : 소방학교에서도 구급대원은 특별교육으로 산모들 대응하는 방법도 배웠는데, 제가 잘 모르는 부분이고 이거는 잘 알아야겠다 해서 좀 열심히 연습한 게 좀 운이 좋게 잘 맞아 떨어져서 대처한 것 같습니다.]

Firefighters Kang Min-ho, Lee Dae-han, and Yoo Jong-su, who saved the mother and baby, said they just did what they had to do and hope the baby grows up healthy.

This is YTN Hong Seongwook.

YTN Hong Seongwook ([email protected])

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