Video Credit: AsiaWire
This footage shows a woman giving birth inside a lift after arriving at the hospital despite heavy traffic just in the nick of time as her newborn had turned purple and wasn’t breathing.
Tian Lin, 29, was met at the entrance of Wuhan Renai Hospital, in Central China’s Hubei Province, by obstetrician Zhang Dongxia and her team on the morning of 12th December.
CCTV images show medical staff and family members scrambling into the lift where Ms Tian’s son is delivered and can be heard crying within the 10 seconds it took them to reach the maternity ward floor.
Ms Tian, whose second child was not due until 17th December, had to be quickly driven to the hospital by her husband when her water suddenly broke at home before later going into labour in his car.
The mum-of-two recalled: “I started feeling abdominal pain at just after 6 am. I told my husband the baby’s coming.
“We got up, packed our things, took our firstborn to nursery school and rushed over here.
“We had the hazard lights on all the way and overtook every car, but we encountered traffic here.
“It hurt so much. I told my husband to call an ambulance.
“He said: ‘That won’t work. There are so many cars. It’s not like I can just fly over them.’”
Doctor Zhang told local media: “When we entered the lift, I noticed the child’s head was already out.
“After we removed her trousers, I saw the child’s face was purple and there was no breathing. There was a lot of blood too.
“I delivered him and wrapped him in a blanket to keep him warm.
“A few minutes later and he may have suffocated to death.”
Ms Tian’s son – born at 39 weeks – is healthy and in stable condition.
The mum said she did not expect her second child to arrive so quickly after her water broke.
Doctor Zhang explained the relative speed of her second delivery was thanks to her first child having been successfully born during a natural birth.
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