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A labor to remember

Every birth is an unforgettable experience.
It is an event that all mothers remember – but for one woman in the Philippines, the birth of her second child proved particularly memorable.
Myra Gabrang will certainly recall the day his son arrived, considering it was the moment when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit most areas in Luzon.
Myra, 24-year-old, was about to go on labor at the town’s Rural Health Unit (RHU) until a strong quake was felt in Asingan, Pangasinan on Wednesday, July 27.
Labor is hard enough in relatively normal circumstances, but through an earthquake, things would definitely be a little scarier.
Myra was then at the lying-in clinic of Asingan’s RHU located on the second floor when ground shaking happened.
According to Asingan’s public information office, Myra felt terrified of the sudden earthquake, which led them to run downstairs while she was crying.
“Natakot po ako kasi hindi naman namin inaasahan na magkakaganon, ‘saka (nandoon) po kami sa taas. Tumakbo na lang po kami pababa, umiiyak na lang po ako,” (I got scared as we didn’t expect that to happen. We were upstairs, we immediately run down as I was crying) she said.
After the earthquake, when everyone had settled in, she successfully gave birth to a healthy baby boy named “Lyndon Boy” at 3p.m.
Interestingly, Myra was inspired to name her son “Lyndon,” coined from the Tagalog word for earthquake which is “lindol” to pay tribute to the monumental moment of giving birth during an earthquake.
Indeed, Myra’s world will continue to ‘rock’ from now on with the safe arrival of her little prince who certainly came with a bang that his parents will never forget.
Myra is not the only one to have her world rocked that day.
Incredible shakes and tremors were felt far and wide.
Fortunately, the earthquake didn’t cause any major damage in Pangasinan.
Certainly, this tale of Lyndon’s birth brings a shred of optimism in this time of crisis. (JCR/AMB/PIA Pangasinan)

About the Author

April Bravo


Region 1

April M. Montes-Bravo is an Information Officer III of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Region 1. She is currently the Information Center Manager of PIA Pangasinan Information Center based in Dagupan City and  regional editrix of PIA-Region 1.

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