"Little miracle"

Nepali woman, 28, climbs out of earthquake rubble and gives birth to healthy baby

Dolma Tamang gave birth just two weeks after digging herself out from under a pile of earthquake Photo: Mirva Helenius / Finnish Red Cross

The devastation and tragedy that has befallen Nepal in the wake of two powerful earthquakes over the last couple weeks have been well documented. Amid the stories of death and grief, some brights spots have emerged — inspiring tales of survival against all odds. One of those stories is that of 28-year-old Doma Tomang. She was buried in rubble when the initial quake leveled her home. Tomang was wounded and trapped amid the rubble. Eventually, she managed to free herself, but, like many pregnant women in Nepal in the immediate aftermath of the quake, she had no medical care and was too injured and exhausted to walk to the nearest clinic, which was three hours away. About two weeks later, just as she was going into labor, a crew of Japanese rescue workers found Tomang and rushed her to the nearest clinic where she gave birth to a healthy baby boy. “I was so worried about the baby that I did not care about my own health,” Tomang reportedly said afterward. “Even though I had wounds everywhere and had trouble breathing.” The gravity of the situation was not lost on Tomang. “Even though we lost almost all of our belongings and live in a temporary shelter, I could not be happier and more thankful for this little miracle,” she said.

Read the full story at The Telegraph.

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