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Mother Who Fled Ukraine Gave Birth to a Healthy Baby Boy in a Budapest Clinic

Hungary Today 2022.03.03.

A mother from Ukraine gave birth to a healthy newborn on the evening of March 1 at the Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Semmelweis University. The boy, born at 56 centimeters and 3,400 grams, was named Matviy. Both the baby and his mother are doing well.

This article was originally published on our sister-site, Ungarn Heute. Translation by Júlia Tar.

“The mother first visited the clinic on February 25, shortly after her arrival in Hungary. According to her, there were no problems with the pregnancy. At that time she was already in labor, we examined her and the fetus and found that she and the fetus were doing well, so we discharged her and called her back on Monday for a check-up. On that day, the birth had already started,” explained Dr. Nándor Ács, director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Semmelweis University.

At the time of delivery, a Transcarpathian midwife working at the clinic was able to speak with the mother in her native language. Later, in the neonatal unit, another midwife, also from Transcarpathia, helped with communication, while an interpreter translated for her over the phone for administrative purposes. “Considering the situation, the mother is in very good condition and satisfied with the care she received at the clinic. Since both she and the baby are in good health, they will be discharged soon, provided we can arrange for appropriate accommodations,” the director explained. The mother still has an older daughter of 8 years, who currently lives with her grandparents in Prague.

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In all acute and emergency cases, Semmelweis University offers medical assistance to war refugees from Ukraine and has increased its staff capacity to do so when needed. In the last two days, six inpatient and ten outpatient cases of Ukrainian citizens were treated in the clinics of Semmelweis University.

The institution also offers faculty, researchers, and students working in the field of medicine and health sciences the opportunity to continue their work and studies in Hungarian, English, and German, according to the university’s rector, Dr. Béla Merkely. The university has so far accepted 35 students who previously studied in Ukraine and is in the process of accepting more international medical students.

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Source: Semmelweis.hu

Featured image via Bálint Barta/Semmelweis.hu


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