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Police Officer Takes The Role Of Midwife After His Neighbour Gives Birth In A Toilet

Corp Zahri never thought he would help deliver another baby after 13 years.

Cover image via Harian Metro

On 2 December, a police officer stationed in Bukit Aman came to a woman's rescue after she gave birth in a toilet

According to Harian Metro, the incident happened in Kampung Padang Balang Hilir, when Corp Zahri Ramzan left his house to start work at 7.40am on Wednesday.

A distressed woman then appeared and asked him for help as one of her neighbours was giving birth.

Zahri hurried into the house and found a woman in her early 30s lying painfully in the toilet. She was very weak and had just given birth to a baby boy.

"We were told that the woman initially complained of wanting to defaecate before suddenly giving birth to a premature baby," he said.

Zahri and another neighbour carried the woman out of the toilet and placed her in the living room

"At that time I found that the baby's placenta was still inside the woman's womb," he said.

Worried that it could endanger the woman's life, he asked her to force it out and then wrapped the placenta with a cloth.

Zahri then cleaned the newborn baby with a piece of cloth while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. They were sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) by the ambulance around 8.15am.

Image via Harian Metro

This was not Zahri's first time helping someone deliver a baby as he had done so in the past

"I didn't expect that I will face a similar situation after I helped someone deliver a baby girl at her doorstep in Wangsa Maju, back in March 2007," he told Harian Metro.

"During that incident, the woman was not able to give birth in time at the hospital," he added.

Fortunately, his time spent at the Civil Defence Force (APM) has given him the knowledge to face such tense situations.

On 9 November last month, a Rapid KL staff also helped a pregnant woman deliver her baby at an LRT Station:

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