Giving birth is one of the most thrilling moments in a woman’s life. For attorney Lital Wolfovitz (34) of Binyamina, a town in the Haifa district, the birth of her fourth child at Rambam Health Care Campus was an extraordinarily moving and unforgettable experience which she captured on camera.
Lital is married to Dr. Amir Wolfovitz, a resident at Rambam’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Division. She is well acquainted with Rambam’s Labor and Delivery Rooms because all their children were born there.
Recently, Lital arrived at Rambam to deliver her fourth baby. Dr. Wolfovitz had just finished a long shift at the Labor and Delivery Rooms and was there when Lital arrived.
The couple had previously agreed that if conditions allowed, Dr. Wolfovitz would be the one to deliver their baby and welcome his new child to the world. Rambam midwife Nirit Goldfarb assisted in the special event.
Dr. Wolfovitz described the labor and delivery: “When my wife arrived, I patted her to provide reassurance, placed the monitor on her abdomen, and together we watched what was happening. The moment we realized she had progressed sufficiently, I switched into doctor mode. I told my wife to push, and soon the baby’s head emerged, and then the rest of the body, and our baby daughter, Roni, was in my arms!
Lital recalled the unforgettable moment. “The birth was quick and easy. Only Amir and Nirit where in the room. I wanted to capture this unique moment in time so I quickly pulled out my camera to record the moment,” said the joyful mother.
“I felt comfortable and supported from every direction. The experience was amazing, Roni was born two minutes before midnight,” Lital recalled.
“The first thing I did was check to see if the baby looked like me,” Dr. Wolfovitz shared with a smile. He then explained, “Out of the four children, Roni is the only one who looks like me. My wife and I have a humorous theory that the children resemble the person who delivered them. Our other children apparently look like the Rambam midwives who delivered them!”
When Dr. Wolfowitz was asked what he would tell little Roni about her birth, he said, with a smile: “We will start by telling her that Daddy pulled her out of Mommy’s tummy!”