Aided by BFP personnel
ORMOC CITY-For members of the paramedics team of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Calbayog City, assisting a mother who is giving birth is just part of their daily job.
But on Friday(April 5), they got a firsthand experience: helping a mother deliver her twin babies in a banca.
Calbayog City Fire Marshall Fire Inspector Walter Magbutay identified the mother as Noralyn Pabilion, 25, a resident of Barangay Sto Niño, an island barangay of the said city.
Magbutay said that they received a call at about 9:22 am coming from a concern citizen that a pregnant woman on board of a banca anchored at the city port was experiencing labor pains and is about to give birth.
He said that BFP EMS FO2s Angielo Villaber, Jerome Rey Labian, and FO1s Mark Anthony Sabenicio, both registered nurse by profession, Ma. Glenda Gomez and Clarissa Liguiliguid responded to the area to assist the pregnant woman.
When the team arrived at the port area, they learned that the woman already delivered a baby boy, prompting Villaber to cleanse the baby, cut the umbilical cord and wrap her with a clean cloth.
But according to Villaber, the mother still felt unusual pains as they noticed that the mother was experiencing another contraction.
She said that they have to be extra careful in the second delivery because the child was in breech position until the mother delivered another baby, and this time a girl.
Villaber, for the second time, cleansed the baby, cut her umbilical cord and wrap her with a cloth.
The twins and their mother were immediately brought to the Calbayog District Hospital for further medical care.
Fire Inspector Magbutay and the people at the port area lauded the act of his personnel for the successful assistance they extended to the mother. (ROBERT O. DEJON)