Ofir and Daniel, a young couple from Sderot, had been eagerly anticipating their first home birth. However, on October 7th, they found themselves in a difficult situation as they were at Ofir’s parents’ house in Sderot with their extended family. At the same time, Ofir’s father was taking shelter at the synagogue due to lack of water, electricity, and internet reception. The family members were feeling unwell and the situation was dire.
After a challenging weekend at the Medical Center, the family realized that they needed to evacuate immediately. They encountered chaos and destruction as they made their way out of the city but eventually found accommodation in Moshav Shoresh’s B&Bs where they could receive care and support.
The family was fortunate to receive help from Prof. Yossi Ezra, the director of the obstetrics and gynecology unit at Hadassah Ein Kerem who assisted Ofir and Daniel throughout their journey. When it came time for Ofir to give birth, they were admitted to the hospital and were informed that a caesarean section might be necessary. Thankfully, Prof. Ezra and his team were able to safely deliver Ofir’s baby.
Ofir shared her feelings of anxiety and hope surrounding her daughter’s birth while emphasizing the support and warmth she received from Prof. Ezra and his wife along with the staff at the maternity ward during their difficult time.
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