05/13/2015 04:54 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

After Digging Herself Out Of Rubble, Nepal Earthquake Survivor Delivers Healthy Baby Boy

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Dolma Tamang will have an incredible story to tell her son one day.

On Wednesday, the 28-year-old gave birth to a healthy baby boy -- two weeks after she dug herself out of the rubble of the Nepal earthquake, according to the British Red Cross.

Tamang was "heavily pregnant" when a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit Nepal April 25. Tamang's house collapsed on top of her, the BBC reports.

Tamang had reportedly sustained injuries and was unsure of how to get help in the aftermath of the quake.

"I was so worried about the baby that I did not care about my own health, even though I had wounds everywhere and had trouble breathing," Tamang told BBC.

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Dolma Tamang's "miracle baby" born two weeks after April's devastating Nepal earthquake buried the pregnant mother in the wreckage of her collapsed home.

Two weeks later, as Tamang was going into labor, a team of Japanese clinicians working with a mobile unit found her and took her to a Red Cross clinic in Melamchi, a village in central Nepal, according to the British Red Cross.

"Even though we lost almost all of our belongings and live in a temporary shelter, I could not be happier and more thankful for this little miracle," Tamang said. "This baby being born healthy is a sign of hope and second life for our whole family."

Babies born on the day of the deadly earthquake have been a small glimmer of hope to the families whose communities have been devastated by the disaster.

Ranjita Shreshta, a 27-year-old housewife who gave birth to a daughter hours before the quake, told The Huffington Post in April, "In years to come, I will tell her, 'You were given a life when others had theirs taken away.'"

More than 8,000 people were killed in the massive April earthquake that caused landslides and leveled buildings. On Wednesday, another quake struck the region, leaving another 70-plus dead, NPR reports.

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