Special delivery: caring Chinese mother hires crane to lift delicate post-caesarean daughter-in-law to 7th-floor home

Special delivery: caring Chinese mother hires crane to lift delicate post-caesarean daughter-in-law to 7th-floor home

A woman in China who hired a crane to lift her daughter-in-law, who was recovering from birth surgery, to the family’s seventh-floor home has delighted people on mainland social media.

The younger woman was discharged from hospital at the end of March after giving birth by caesarean section, and returned home to Shenyang, Liaoning province, northeastern China, reported Jimu News.

With no lift in the building, the mother-in-law, surnamed Wang, was concerned the new mother would struggle to climb the stairs so soon after surgery.

She asked her son to contact a crane company so they could use the vehicle’s platform.

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The caring mother-in-law left nothing to chance by calling in some heavy-lifting gear. Photo: 163.com

In a viral video uploaded by Wang on Douyin, a crane worker was seen accompanying a young woman onto the platform while the vehicle elevated them to the balcony of her home.

“I am delighted to have a grandson. My daughter-in-law is discharged from hospital and going home in a crane,” Wang said in a Douyin post.

“I’d like to make my daughter-in-law happy and help her stay healthy. I plan to spoil her as much as I can.

“She has married my son and she is one of our family. If we do not take care of her, who will?” Wang said, adding that her daughter-in-law’s parents live in another city.

The owner of the crane said that it was the first call-out of its kind he had experienced in 15 years in the business.

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Going up: the new mother is accompanied to her seventh-floor home by a crane worker. Photo: 163.com

“Our cranes’ arms can reach 30 metres high and can bear a weight of hundreds of kilograms. There was no safety issue,” the owner said.

Families going the extra mile to care for women after childbirth often trend on social media in China.

In 2023, a husband in the northeast of the country offered his wife 100 yuan for every step she took during her painful recovery from a caesarean section.

In 2022, several male members of a family in southeastern China carried a new mother in a big basket up to her flat, fearing she would experience post-surgery pain if she walked.

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