Giving birth usually involves long hours of pain and so it’s important that a mother gets professional medical care. It is, however, still a case to case basis as some women can attest that delivering children hasn’t been so difficult for them at all.Such as this woman who recently went viral online after a shocking video made rounds on social media.
#1 She suddenly went into labour while buying groceries in Yunfu, China's Guangdong province on September 2.
#2 The woman was seen buying fruit and veg before the tot suddenly falls from her.
She then walks home with the baby just a few minutes later.
#3 Stunned locals in the city of Yunfu in China’s can be seen watching in shock as the woman suddenly began yelling after her water broke.
#4 Instead of frantically asking for help (like we usually see in the movies), the mother calmly delivered the baby.
#5 Before the crowd even had time to react, the baby was already lying in a pool of blood and amniotic fluid on the street.
The newborn was kicking and making noises, which is a good sign.
#6 The crowd immediately called an ambulance and nurses attended to the woman.
The newborn was placed on the chair while waiting for paramedics to arrive.
#7 The nurses helped cut the umbilical cord.
They also cleaned the baby on a chair while the mother looked on, standing.
#8 It is unclear whether she had been prepared for childbirth, but she appeared not to know how to handle the situation.
#9 Despite the incident, the woman reportedly refused a trip to the hospital.
#10 Apparently, there wasn’t any birth complication, so she calmly walked home with the newborn in hand, not forgetting her bag of groceries.
#11 Many netizens were stunned by how tough the mother was in handling the situation.
“This is how it was done before hospitals came about. The money she saved could be used to give the family, including the mother and the baby, a better life. Plus, it’s not like she chose to give birth on the street, so please look at the bright side. Not everyone has the courage to do that,” a netizen commented.
#12 Another Facebook user criticised the mother for being selfish.
“If she truly cares about her baby, she’d have followed the ambulance to a hospital for a proper examination, and not just walked home. What if the baby was born prematurely?”