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In the middle of the night – birth in the ambulance: Josef was in a hurry

“Please stop” was the message for the rescue service team of the Red Cross Mattighofen shortly after 3 a.m. on Friday. Josef didn’t want to wait any longer and saw the light of day in Furth (Upper Austria).

Shortly after half past two in the morning, the Innviertel rescue control center alerted the Mattighofen local ambulance to a birth. The team Hans-Jörg Schlager, Markus Schmid and Selina Schamberger were amazed when the mother-to-be Renate Brandstätter and her husband Michael were already waiting in front of the rescue garage in Mattighofen. Shortly after leaving Mattighofen, it became clear that this was not possible more to the hospital. The family doctor emergency service from Mattighofen and the emergency doctor vehicle from Braunau were alerted. Mother and child doing well At 3.03 a.m. Josef was born in the ambulance (height 49 cm, weight: 3310 g), the rescue service team and Dr. Michaela Wögerbauer in the general practitioner emergency service helped him. After the initial medical examination, the journey could be continued with the mother and child to the Braunau hospital.
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