Pregnant firefighter helps in car crash and gives birth hours later

Author: Clark Tos
2022-10-20 13:10:02

In the United States, a pregnant firefighter helped victims of a car accident while she was off duty. Nine months pregnant, she went into labor during the accident and gave birth a few hours later.

Megan Warfield is a 30 year old woman who is a firefighter. Pregnant 9 months old, she was no longer in service when she witnessed a car accident on October 3.

Present at the scene of the accident, Megan did not hesitate to get out of her vehicle to help the injured.

Photo Credit: Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue & Marine

A woman was seriously injured and trapped on an overturned car. Still alive, she managed to speak but could not get out, trapped under the vehicle. Faced with this scene, Megan first thought of getting into the car before deciding that the maneuver was too dangerous for her baby.

She helps those injured in the accident

Megan then did everything she could to stabilize the woman while she waited for the arrival of the firefighters .

'I held her down to hold her in place because I wasn't sure about her injuries. It was important that she stay calm. It was quite a traumatic event.' , said Megan.

Photo Credit: Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue & Marine

As she tended to the injured woman, Megan began to feel painful contractions, which grew closer and closer and stronger.

'I don't know how I did what I did because the cramps were so bad. I think I was on adrenaline.' , she explained.

Eventually, firefighters arrived and extracted the woman from under the car. A total of six people were taken to hospital, all alive.

She gives birth a few hours later

The victims of the accident were not the only ones to be transported to the hospital since it was also the case of Megan. If the young firefighter was not injured, her work had started during the accident and she had to go to the maternity ward. Once in the hospital, Megan learned that her baby was positioned horizontally in her womb, not upside down. This position can lead to birth complications and an emergency caesarean section. Fortunately, everything finally went well for Megan who gave birth a few hours after the accident.

The firefighter gave birth to a baby girl, and both mom and baby are in very good health. Megan received congratulations from the city and the fire brigade. Passionate about her activity, the young woman said she was ready to resume her duties at the end of her maternity leave.

Source : Today