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Woman gives birth to baby boy in Guangzhou metro station

By Huang Jin (People's Daily Online)    09:29, January 19, 2016

A woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy in the Guangzhou metro station on Saturday morning. To help the women, the staff of the Guangzhou metro built a temporary delivery room in the station.

Xu, 22, was 38 weeks pregnant when she took the metro to Guangzhou South Railway Station on Saturday morning. Her water broke while she was on the metro. After the metro arrived at the Guangzhou South Railway station at 8:15 a.m., Xu was already having strong contractions.

Her situation caught the attention of metro staff member Lin Ruonan, who immediately called an ambulance and reported the situation to the control room. She helped Xu to sit down on the bench and tried to comfort her.

Station heads Zhu Jiang and Zhou Rong rushed to the scene. Given the emergent situation, they arranged for three female staff members to help Xu and five male staff members to build a delivery room in the station using a screen and overcoats. They used the metro broadcast system to search for a doctor, and security guards helped to maintain order as all of this was occurring.

Just about ten minutes later, at 8:28 a.m., with the help of the metro staff members, Xu gave birth to a baby boy. A pediatrician arrived at the scene just as the baby was born. He did a preliminary examination of the baby and declared the boy healthy. He also did a quick check on Xu and said that her situation was stable.

An ambulance came at 8:57 a.m. and took Xu and her baby boy to the hospital. Both Xu and the baby are in healthy condition, according to medical staff at the hospital.

Xu and her husband named the baby "Guang" in honor of Xu’s adventure in the Guangzhou metro station. They both express their gratitude to the warm-hearted Guangzhou people who offered helping hands to Xu in her moment of need.  

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