Delivering babies is tough: Midwife in China faints after working nonstop through 11 births

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Delivering a baby is hard work - not just for the mother but the midwife too.

And one woman in Zhejiang province, China, found out just how tough it is.

She collapsed after delivering 11 babies at the First People's Hospital in Wenling.

Medical workers attend to the midwife who fainted after helping to deliver11 babies in eight straight hours  Photo: Wenling Daily


The woman, surnamed Xu, fainted while on the job last month (Jan).

Wenling Daily said she attended eight natural births and three C-sections from 12 midnight to 8.30 am — perhaps not as painful as childbirth but it still sounds like a rough time at work.

Sources: Wenling Daily,

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