JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli paramedic for Magen David Adom in the Tel Aviv area delivered three babies in 48 hours.
Issachar Weiss, 24, started at 4:30 a.m. Sunday in the suburb of Givatayim and arrived to find the baby crowning. He called on the mother to push and delivered the baby.
At about 5 a.m. Monday, Weiss was called to Bnei Brak to help a woman deliver her son after she failed to make it to the hospital on time. The same day at 5 p.m., he delivered a baby for a woman in the Hatikvah neighborhood of Tel Aviv.
Weiss said in a post on MDA’s Facebook page that he thinks this is a record for home deliveries for the emergency service.
“Birth at home is a very unusual thing. We don’t like to do it, but when happens and is successful it’s really fun,” he said. “Only for me it was times three in 48 hours. I am still so excited. ”
The Israeli Hebrew-language daily Yediot Acharonot published an article on its back page with the headline “HaSandak 3,” which is the person who holds a baby boy at his bris.
4:30 לפנות בוקר, מתקבלת קריאה על אשה שכורעת ללדת.
כונני מד"א רכובים על אופנועים מגיעים ראשונים.
נולד בן במזל טוב, לאמא ולבן שלום.#במקרה_חירום_חייגו_101#ארגון_ההצלה_הלאומי#מזלטוב pic.twitter.com/uz9NFMWg0O
— מגן דוד אדום (@mda_israel) November 4, 2019