Ofir and Daniel, a young couple from Sderot, were eagerly anticipating their first home birth. On October 7th, they found themselves at Ofir’s parents’ house in Sderot with their extended family. However, things took a turn for the worse when Ofir’s father was forced to take shelter at the synagogue due to lack of water, electricity and internet reception.
The family was hit hard by a difficult weekend at the Medical Center and realized they needed to evacuate as soon as possible. They encountered chaos and destruction as they made their way out of the city, eventually finding accommodation in Moshav Shoresh’s B&Bs where they could receive care and support.
During this time, the family was fortunate enough to receive assistance from Prof. Yossi Ezra, the director of the obstetrics and gynecology unit at Hadassah Ein Kerem. When it came time for Ofir to give birth, she was received at the hospital and informed that a caesarean section might be necessary. Despite these challenges, Prof. Ezra and his team were able to safely deliver Ofir’s baby.
Ofir expressed her feelings of anxiety and hope surrounding her daughter’s birth, highlighting the support and warmth she and her family received from Prof. Ezra and his wife as well as the staff at the maternity ward. The rest of the content in this article appears to be about Hawaii and Illinois marijuana laws which are unrelated to the story of Ofir and Daniel.