Categories: Latest News

Pregnant Woman & Baby Pass Away After Attack On Ukraine’s Maternity Hospital

Pregnant Woman & Her Baby Pass Away After Ukraine Maternity Hospital Bombing

It’s common for expecting mothers to seek help at maternity hospitals for their even before the arrival of their ‘lil ones.

A pregnant woman in Ukraine who was about to give birth, however, never got to see her baby.

This came after a brutal attack on one of Ukraine’s maternity hospitals in the city of Mariupol last week.


Photos of the pregnant woman on a stretcher started circulating online, before The Associated Press (AP News) reported that both she and her baby tragically passed away on 12 Mar.

Injured pregnant woman rushed to ambulance on stretcher

On 9 Mar, a Russian airstrike reportedly hit a children’s hospital and maternity ward in Mariupol, Ukraine.

The attack left 17 wounded, reported The Guardian.

Visiting the site of the attack, AP News journalists captured videos and photos of rescue workers rushing the pregnant woman out of the damaged ward towards an ambulance.


Soon after, footage of the woman appearing to caress her lower abdomen started circulating widely.


She was reported to be 1 of at least 3 pregnant women who were at the maternity hospital when it was bombed.

Both mother and baby passed away in double tragedy

Following the attack, the woman was sent to another hospital where doctors tried to save her.

According to Channel NewsAsia, the medics said that the woman cried “Kill me now!” upon discovering that she was losing her baby.

Unfortunately, after delivering the baby via a C-section, doctors found that there were “no signs of life”.

The surgeon also found that the woman’s pelvis and hip had been crushed and detached respectively.

Sadly, the mother also passed away after 30 minutes of unsuccessful resuscitation.

A tragic end for both mum and baby

The deaths of the pregnant woman and her baby are truly unfortunate.

As the Russia-Ukraine conflict enters its 3rd week, civilian death tolls are only expected to continue escalating.

It’s frightening having to imagine the number of lives lost as the conflict drags on. Hopefully, both countries can resolve the conflict soon before more lives are lost needlessly.

Have news you must share? Get in touch with us via email at

Featured image adapted from Twitter and Associated Press on YouTube.

Sze Yun Chu

Sze Yun egg-spires to be a living Gudetama who sees the gude (good) in all things. Oftentimes, you can see her jumpin' & poppin' to NCT’s music.

Recent Posts

Café In Ipoh Lets You Cuddle With Fluffy Ducks Over Coffee & Breakfast

Some of the desserts are even duck-themed.

4 Oct 2023, 1:10 pm

Customer Orders Lor Mee At Woodlands Hawker Centre, Allegedly Receives 2 Bites Worth Of Food

The OP also claimed that the staff had unpleasant attitudes.

4 Oct 2023, 12:42 pm

Woman Appreciates S’pore’s Safety After Moving Here, Was Burgled A Few Times In San Francisco

She apparently once saw a man running around openly with a gun while she was…

4 Oct 2023, 12:14 pm

We Asked CBD OLs & Finbros How They Spend Their 2-Hour Lunch Break

From going to the gym to shopping while avoiding the weekend crowd.

4 Oct 2023, 12:12 pm

Man’s Army Stew Pizza Comes With ‘Candlewax’ Toppings Instead Of Ramyeon, Pizza Hut Apologises

The man thought he was eating more flour than pizza.

4 Oct 2023, 10:59 am

M’sian Woman Suffers Brain Aneurysm On 1st Day Of S’pore Job, Needs S$100K For Hospital Bills

Her employer allegedly cancelled the letter approving her employment in Singapore.

3 Oct 2023, 9:27 pm