Mercoledì 12 Ottobre 2016 - 17:15

Italian soldiers help woman giving birth in a square in Rome

The patrol was part of the 'Strade Sicure' security operation

Italian soldiers help woman giving birth in a square in Rome

A security patrol of the Italian army helped a woman giving birth in a square in Rome, authorities said on Wednesday. The patrol was part of the 'Strade Sicure' ('Safe Roads') security operation, and the soldiers intervened after they heard a woman screaming for help in Rome's Saint Bartholomew square. Once they realized that the woman they were helping was pregnant and that the she was about to give birth to her baby, the head of the patrol control of the situation and gave the woman all the necessary assistance. In a few minutes, a little and perfectly healthy baby girl was born.

While awaiting the arrival of an ambulance, the baby remained for a few minutes in the arms of the soldier, then the emergency crew intervened on site cut the umbilical cord. The woman, who was visibly moved and happy because all went well, 'blessed' the soldiers who helped her, thanking for what they did. The head of the patrol later said: "I don't even know how I could do it, I don't even have any children". The woman and her daughter were taken to a hospital and their condition is good.

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