Mother dies after giving birth in bakery; baby in critical condition

Ambulance. (Photo: Politie)

A pregnant woman who was r, passed away. Her baby, who was born in the bakery through an emergency caesarean section, is still in the hospital in critical condition, a spokesperson for the police confirmed to RTL Nieuws.

The woman went into cardiac arrest while working in the bakery on Monday morning. Three ambulance teams and an air ambulance responded to the scene. The mother was resuscitated and the baby was delivered with an emergency caesarean section right there in the bakery. The baby was flown to hospital by helicopter, the mother followed in an ambulance. 

An acquaintance of the family told RTL that the whole Hulst is in mourning. "Everyone is intensely sad. We can't understand it yet. It was her last day before her maternity leave. It is terrible, such a great sadness."