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‘Breathe.’ The doctor urged in quiet urgency.

He gently patted the little one on a body that was turning bluish.

How he hated to lose one of these little ones.

No matter how many times he took deliveries, the wonder of  childbirth  never failed to grip his heart.

This had been a particularly difficult birth and he prayed that the young mother will not come to, just to be told that her baby didn’t make it.

After several minutes of palpitating and held breath, the little one let out an annoyed squall.

Dr. Han’s eyes were pricked with tears. He knew such a satisfying moment.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Breath,The Daily Post Prompt


23 thoughts on “Saved….

  1. Well written story. That would be horrible to bring a baby into the world and never hear it cry. Glad the baby lived, for the Doctor, and the mother’s sake.

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