Photo: Talia Artzi
Farah, Yatzuvdenk, baby
Photo: Talia Artzi

Security guard delivers baby

Benny Farah, security guard at residential center for new immigrants, delivers baby of woman who unexpectedly went into labor; 'when I met the life I helped into this world my joy was boundless,' he said

Benny Farah, a security guard at a Beersheba residential center for new immigrants, delivered a baby at the center last week, when one of the residents, a nine-months-pregnant immigrant from Ethiopia, was giving birth sooner than expected.


Mabrato Yatzuvdenk, 22, was at the Kalisher Center Thursday when she went into labor. Staff noticed she was in pain and quickly called emergency services, but, according to Farah, she was in an advanced stage, so he "laid her down on a bench in the hall, and we made a tent out of sheets so she can have some privacy.


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"We realized we didn’t have much time, so we called Magen David Adom and they gave me instructions on how to handle the delivery. A few minutes later the baby was out," the security guard added.

המאבטח והאם הטרייה. "הבנו שאין הרבה זמן" (צילום: טליה ארצי)

Farah, Yatzuvdenk, baby (Photo: Talia Artzi)


People at the center all lent a hand, wrapping the baby in towels and sheets and keeping her warn until the paramedics arrived and cut the umbilical cord.


"Sarah, a healthy Israeli baby, was born in the center," the center manager Talia Artzi said Wednesday, adding that "the delivery moved very quickly and within minutes the baby was out. It was very stressful but also moving, especially when olim gathered around us and applauded."


"The delivery ended well with the help of Benny and the other employees," Yatzuvdenk told Ynet Wednesday. "Now I'm very excited."


Over the weekend, Farah visited the mother and daughter at the hospital. The two returned to the center on Tuesday.


"I'll never forget the moment of birth, which was accompanied by stress and excitement," Farah said, adding "when I met the life I helped into this world my joy knew no boundaries."



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פרסום ראשון: 06.19.13, 23:35
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