How Male Nurse, Edeaghe Jeremiah, Took The Delicate Delivery Of Baby With Cord Around The Neck, Inside Keke NAPEP

A male nurse,Edeaghe Jeremiah Oyakhilome has taken delivery of a baby with its cord around the neck in a Keke Napep (tricycle) after an undisclosed hospital denied care of the mother in Lagos, according to the narration.

The nurse swung into action after he heard the cry of people in the neighbourhood when a woman in a Keke NAPEP went into labour, Jeremiah single-handedly took delivery of the baby whose cord was said to be wound round the neck.

The story was shared by another registered nurse, Emmanuel Olusola who is a colleague of the Good Samaritan Nurse, Jeremiah.

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The unique birth story was first shared on  forum for registered nurses in Nigeria and subsequently shared on Twitter.

Read the full post below:

“Good morning sir. I took a rare roadside delivery of a baby with a cord round the neck whose mother was sent away from a hospital some days ago. Was in my diagnostic suite collating ECG result when I heard people shouting and crying for help, ori! ori! was their yelling tone.

The said woman has presented in an undisclosed private hospital but not attended to due to the delivery beyond their capacity and was referred verbally to a general hospital which is few kilometres away amidst Lagos traffic and pot-holes….

Enroute to general, the baby head came out and the maruwa driver parked and ran away The shout was intense I had to rush out, alongside the doctor on duty. On brief assessment, the baby was observed to be asphyxiated as the cord wound round his neck

Weighing d option of leaving d Baby to go to the general hospital prescribed, the minute to seconds to death of the baby and the coverage of our facility left me in an ethical dilemma But fetching from legal right of the baby to life that I owe him, I just must swift to action

The cord was ligated and incised, baby delivered with a minimal fundal pressure, emergency resuscitation began as he was obviously blue and without normal reflexes.

After several minutes of mucus extraction, mouth breath delivered through a gauze placed on the nostril with a head-tilt chin-lift maneuver, compression of 15:2 the baby came back to life and was cleaned up.

Meanwhile the placenta was delivered through a controlled cord traction and placed in a newly ordered black nylon after assessment for completeness, exploration was done and hemostasis maintained Baby was dressed in the available clothing to prevented hypothermia

This happened on 9th of November, 2019 at about 13:00GMT around Seven-up bus stop Ajegunle, Lagos state. Many thanks to Nurse Edeaghe Jeremiah Oyakhilome for his swift heroics act.”

See screenshots Twitter thread below:

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