On roadside north of Phuket, stomachache turns into baby boy

PHUKET: Rescue workers taking a Burmese woman with complaints of a bad stomachache to Takuapa Hospital this morning were surprised when she suddenly gave birth to a baby boy.

“We received an emergency call to pick up Ms Soe, 35, a Burmese worker at a rubber plantation, just after midnight. She reported having a very bad stomachache for no reason,” said Preecha Fungfuang, a Phuket Ruamjai Rescue worker based in Takuapa.

“On the way to the hospital, we heard her shout, “I can’t take it anymore!” We saw that she was bleeding, and when we examined her, we saw the head of a baby.

“We stopped the van and delivered the baby. It was a challenge because we weren’t expecting it, but we managed. Both the mother and baby are healthy,” he added.

“We called Takuapa Hospital for an ambulance to take them to the hospital. The baby boy weighed 2.8 kilograms,” he stated.

“Ms Soe told us that she had no clue she was pregnant. She did not notice any physical changes, and she said she kept getting her period.

“When we saw her, we didn’t realize she was pregnant either. She didn’t look like a pregnant woman at all,” said Mr Preecha.

“We thought she had appendicitis. We are glad that they both are safe,” he added.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

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