Polish medics on a quick reaction force mission in Kabul, Afghanistan came upon a car with a very pregnant woman inside Monday. They arrived in the nick of time, the woman was in a difficult labour and needed help.
Polish Army paramedics, Cpls. Katarzyna Zdon and Stanislaw Kaczmarski of Task Force White Eagle’s Battle Group Bravo quickly started giving the woman first aid. They informed their patrol's commander that the woman needed more care.
Polish Army Warrant Officer Sławomir Świątek did not hesitate, reporting the situation to the operations center requesting permission to bring the soon to be mother to the Forward Operating Base Warrior field hospital.
The soldiers quickly transported the woman in a medical vehicle to the base where she gave birth. An interpreter at the clinic informed the medics that she had been in labour for a day.
The woman gave birth at 8:30 p.m. to a healthy girl.