Irit, a seasoned surgeon at Laniado Hospital, faced an unforeseen twist in her life's journey. Expecting her first child, she encountered early labour on October 8th, a mere 29 weeks into her pregnancy. Urgently requiring a caesarean section, she underwent the procedure performed by the Birthing Unit team at Laniado Hospital.
During the operation, Irit delivered a baby boy who immediately needed intensive, round-the-clock care in Laniado's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Remarkably, after five weeks, her son is thriving. The day preceding her delivery, October 7th, is a date etched in our collective memory. It was on this day that Irit found herself operating on Noam, a survivor from the tragic events at the Nova festival. Noam endured the loss of her partner while seeking refuge in a large dustbin, a story that captured global attention in recent weeks.
Expectant mothers may have been affected by the immense stress and anxiety caused by the events of October 7th
Amidst the turmoil, it remains uncertain whether Irit, like countless other expectant mothers affected by the immense stress and anxiety caused by the events of October 7th, was also impacted.
Transitioning from her role as a dedicated doctor to becoming a patient herself was an extraordinarily surreal experience for Irit, who had spent considerable time in the medical field. She expressed deep admiration for Dr. Aryeh Simmonds and the team at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, commending their expertise and unwavering dedication in caring for both her and her newborn.
Irit's journey—from providing care to others to unexpectedly becoming a patient—shone a spotlight on the exceptional support and healthcare provided by the medical team at Laniado Hospital.