By JUDY SIEGEL
Doctor on the way to lecture delivers baby of woman found in labor in Rehovot hospital public bathroom.
NEW MOTHER Rotem Bar (left) and Dr. Hanni Olivestone pose with the newborn at Kaplan Medical Center Photo: Courtesy Kaplan Medical Center
“I felt strong contractions, and I started to shout. When the doctor heard me, she immediately came to help,” Bar said. “I felt I was in good hands.”Olivestone recalled, “I ran into the bathroom and immediately knew the woman was in advanced labor. I put her in a wheelchair to take her to the delivery room, but at the entrance to the elevator, the baby’s head started to come out. I delivered the baby while moving, and when we reached the emergency room, a midwife named Avivit and I completed the procedure.”The result was a healthy baby boy weighing 3 kilos.
“Even though I am an expert in treating children, this was the first baby I delivered, and there is no doubt that the experience was very moving for me,” added the doctor, who was invited to the brit mila as a guest of honor.