Hospital work is full of challenges and unexpected turns of events.
There are many beautiful and important professions in the world, but a midwife’s specialties are particularly extraordinary. The possibility of participating in the miracle of birth is a great privilege, so maternity ward nurses love their jobs, because it brings them a lot of joy and satisfaction, while also being the source of some unusual moments.
Working in the labor unit is like riding a roller coaster – you never know what’s going to happen. Although childbirth follows a given pattern, every mother and child is different, so midwives have to be attentive at all times in order to help the woman giving birth.
The responsibilities of midwives include not only being vigilant around women, but also washing the newborn, which takes place a few minutes after birth as soon as the doctor has checked if the baby is healthy.
Recently, midwives from the hospital of Santa Cruz, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, in southern Brazil, experienced a unusual situation. The women, as always, wanted to wash a newborn baby, but this time the baby turned out to be more unruly than other newborns.
Usually, just after birth, children cry and curl into the embryo position, which they have been accustomed to for the last 9 months. However, this baby decided to take a stance and start walking!
You have to see the video from this birth! You’ll find it on the next page.