Messenger’s wife makes her own surprise delivery

Friday, 22 February 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 8 By  Boonlua Chatree

The 41-year-old wife of a messenger made an unexpected delivery of her own, giving birth to their second child in the lobby of their Soi Kophai apartment building.

Only seven months pregnant, Nutcharin Tonongwa, 41, went into labor shortly after midnight Feb. 7 at the TN Mansion. Husband Prasert Somphant, 43, tried to carry her to the car and the hospital, but the baby would not wait. Before medical help could be summoned, she’d brought 2-kilogram “Beer” into the world.

It was quite an ordeal, and no doubt will be a story the child will hear time and again; luckily mother and child are doing well.It was quite an ordeal, and no doubt will be a story the child will hear time and again; luckily mother and child are doing well.

Sawang Boriboon emergency personnel arrived to find the baby screaming and the umbilical cord still attached. They, in turn, called for paramedics from Banglamung Hospital, who arrived 30 minutes later to fix everyone up.

Both mother and child were reported doing well.

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