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First Child Of the Year Born In an Ambulance

By Gréta Sigríður Einarsdóttir

Photo: Rauði krossinn/Facebook.

The first child born in Iceland in 2022 was a healthy baby girl born en route from Siglufjörður to Akureyri, RÚV reports. Her parents were attending her grandfather’s seventieth birthday party when she decided it was time to be born, two weeks before she was due.

The parents of 2022’s first child, Elfa Sif Kristjánsdóttir and Ásgeir Frímannsson live in Ólafsfjörður in North Iceland but were in the nearby town of Siglufjörður attending a birthday party when things started moving. The new mother told RÚV that her water broke around ten pm and it was only minutes before paramedics arrived. They picked up the midwife in Dalvík hoping to make it to the hospital in Akureyri, but it soon became clear that they needed to make a stop. The girl was born at 23 minutes past midnight in an ambulance parked at a side road. Mother and child are in good health.

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