Tag Archives: birth

Learning Appreciation From A Miraculous Delivery

On a recent Shabbat at 3:00 a.m. Dov Bash was fast asleep when the broadcast of his United Hatzalah communications device jolted him awake, alerting him to a nearby medical emergency.The volunteer quickly jumped out of bed, threw on some … Continue reading

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A Birth on Highway 4 — A Truly Meaningful Way To Start One’s Day

On Monday morning, one of the most inspiring medical emergencies that can happen took place on Highway 4 just outside of the city of Ashkelon in southern Israel. A husband and wife were on their way to the hospital in … Continue reading

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EMT Saves Choking Baby He Helped Deliver a Week Prior Then Extricates Stuck Ambulance That Was Trying To Transport The Infant To The Hospital

On Monday evening just after 9:00 p.m., an infant, just barely one-week-old choked and suffered severe aspiration in a small town in Gush Etzion. His mother screamed for help and a neighbor called emergency services. Within less than one minute … Continue reading

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When A Doctor Arrives To Deliver A Baby On The Side Of The Road

Recently one Thursday afternoon, an 18-year-old man was involved in a car accident in Jerusalem. Having witnessed the accident, a 35-year-old woman had to stop her car behind the vehicles involved. While waiting for the incident to clear, she went … Continue reading

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Delivering a Baby In the Middle of the Desert, In a Different Language

My name is Avigail Beer and I am a volunteer EMT with United Hatzalah. I was recently headed to Sinai for a vacation with my friend Naomi Lasry, who is also a volunteer EMT when we received an alert to … Continue reading

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From IDF to EMS – a First Responder Brings New Life Into the World

Aviad Ketabi is a United Hatzalah volunteer who is very active in Hadera where he lives. A busy father of 3, Aviad is a veteran of Sayeret Matkal, an elite unit in the IDF. Throughout his military career, the soldier … Continue reading

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Three Volunteer Women Assist in a Home Birth in Beit Shemesh That Took Less Than Ten Minutes

At 4:48 a.m on Sunday morning, United Hatzalah volunteers in Beit Shemesh were alerted to an emergency via the Health Ministry’s new application. Two volunteers from the women’s unit of the organization as well as one volunteer from the Midwives … Continue reading

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EMT Delivers New Year’s Baby On His Own Birthday

My name is Avner Ben David, and I learned this week that there is nothing better than helping to bring a new life into the world in the middle of your workday, especially when that workday is your own birthday … Continue reading

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Light Amid The Darkness – Some Thoughts On Chanukah By a First Responder

Monday was a particularly difficult day for our team of first responders in Rehovot. Early in the morning, our team responded to a fatal car accident that saw one person killed and others injured. Soon afterward, another call came over … Continue reading

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A New Birth A New Beginning

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT, and Director of the organization’s women’s unit, Gitty Beer was cooking soup for dinner when she was alerted to a woman in labor in her community in Jerusalem. Gitty almost forgot to turn off the stove … Continue reading

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