Ujjain : A 24-year-old woman gave birth to quadruplets in Government Sakhyaraje Maternity Home, here on Tuesday. The newborns, hospital sources said, are currently fine and keeping good health.
Nitu who is the wife of Durgesh, a resident of Ambar Colony, delivered two girls and two boys where she was admitted a night back. Interestingly, the delivery was normal and did not require surgery. As it was apprehended that babies would be weak considering their premature births, all of them weighed between 800 grams and 1.1 kg. It was not known if any civil hospital in the division has recorded quadruplet delivery in the past. Dr MD Sharma, child specialist, at the hospital said the infants are struggling with severe respiratory distress and hospital doctors have kept their fingers crossed on chances of their recovery.
The doctors had to immediately shift the four infants to NICU. They were just weighing 800 grams to 1 kilogram which is very low birth weight. They had to be kept in ICU, said Dr Sharma of hospital. The babies are premature by birth and we are trying our best to treat them properly. They are in NICU and we can not predict the outcome of the treatment, Dr Sharma added. Interestingly, last three ultra sound tests showed three fetus in Neetu’s womb which Sharma says is not a rarity in case of multiple gestations.
However, when the delivery time came, she gave birth to four, much to the surprise of the family members and hospital staff. The first baby was delivered at about 10.30 pm of Tuesday, and within the next one hour, the rest were born. Due to excessive blood loss, Neetu was administered one unit of blood. However, both the mother and newborns have normal parametres, Sharma added. According to Sharma, survival of the babies depends on their size as well as maturity. As they have been delivered after 28 weeks and weigh less than 1 kg each, the outlook is not very positive. However, he said, proper medical care is needed at the preliminary stages.