Tag Archives: Delivery

Newly Minted EMT Delivers Her Own Nephew On The Side of A Highway

Late Friday night at around 11:30 p.m., a woman in her 40th week of pregnancy began to feel contractions in her home in the Galil. After a short deliberation, she and her husband decided to drive down to Poriya Hospital … Continue reading

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Twins Celebrate Their Birthday On The Same Ambulance On Which They Were Born

On Wednesday, four years to the day after receiving an alert about a woman in labor, United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs Avi Amar, Gavriel Mumko, and Yaakov Mazoz, returned to the scene of the medical emergency, on Ahi Eilat Street in … Continue reading

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For This Couple, Saving Lives Is Just Another Part Of Marital Bliss

46-year-old Vered Amir and 55-year-old Yossi Amir are a married couple who both volunteer as  United Hatzalah EMTs. They live and volunteer in Rosh HaAyin, a city located in central Israel and near a major Highway junction. Vered works at … Continue reading

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Bringing Good Deeds Into The World

Shimrit Cohen is a United Hatzalah EMT from Tiberias who also volunteers with the organization’s emergency room (ER) assistance program at the Poriya Medical Center. As hospitals are approaching peak capacity with the influx of COVID patients, Shimrit knows that … Continue reading

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The Brit Milah That Almost Wasn’t

A Brit Milah that took place in Bat Yam recently became an even more emotional event after the mother of the baby and the baby himself nearly died during the delivery. The story began a few weeks ago and involved … Continue reading

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Teaching The Boy He Helped Birth

 Shir Aargi, a first-grader in Ma’alot Meshullam elementary school in Rehovot was enthusiastic when he learned who his first-grade teacher was going to be. “Mr. Hajbi was at my birth and now he is my teacher,” Aargi said excitedly.  Hajbi, … 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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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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EMT Is Called To Birth A Sheep and Delivers Twin Lambs

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Fyza Djuma who lives in the Bedouin town of Arab al-Aramshe on Israel’s northern border was called on Wednesday to assist in a different type of medical emergency. He was called to help birth a sheep.   … 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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