A Grade 12 learner has been praised for her bravery – after she assisted a pregnant woman in safely delivering her baby.
A De Aar, Northern Cape teenager gave birth to a healthy baby girl early this week.
Marelize Perry stepped in to assist her heavily pregnant neighbour when she went into labour – while waiting for an ambulance. This is not the first occasion that a learner has helped a woman go into labor.
She assisted her aunt with childbirth in 2021.
Perry describes her learning experience. “I told her that she must just keep holding on, before pushing. After that, she told me that she can’t take it anymore. As she lifted her leg, I heard that the baby was on its way. That’s the time that I was catching the baby. It was a risk I had taken on myself and I felt very emotional. As I said the mother was already blue when the baby was still inside of her.”
Marelize Perry shares her story of helping with a home birth:
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