City hospital handles deftly a rare high-risk pregnancy case

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 8 January 2019

“There were huge chances of a rupture of the uterus, severe bleeding, foetal distress that could have been dangerous to the woman and her child. Both of them are doing good. However, the family and the patient should take concrete steps before any such emergency to avoid anything unfortunate,” said Dr Deshpande.

Pune: In a rare high-risk pregnancy case at a city-based hospital, a pregnant woman delivered a baby boy after 10 hours of labour pain. The mother is Hepatitis B positive. After the delivery, the mother and the baby are doing good. However, timely intervention by doctors prevented any untoward incident.

Dr Meenakshi Deshpande, who treated the woman, said the patient should get to the hospital before it is too late.

“This was the third delivery of the 30-year-old patient. However, she did regular check-ups near her home in a nearby village. Later, two days before the delivery, she started experiencing pain in her lower abdomen and decided to come to Pune for a check-up. The patient was advised to get admitted immediately. However, the family delayed it,” said Dr Deshpande. She said though there were severe complications with the delivery, everything went well due to the prompt action by the doctors as well as the hospital.

“The patient was having mild contractions for almost 10 hours. However, she did not divulge it to me. Also, as she was not a regular patient with us, we did not know her medical history. Before the delivery, the patient was tested positive for Hepatitis B. Also, her blood group was Rh negative which is rare,” said Dr Deshpande. She said she was promptly moved to a bigger hospital and the c-section was performed.
 
“There were huge chances of a rupture of the uterus, severe bleeding, foetal distress that could have been dangerous to the woman and her child. Both of them are doing good. However, the family and the patient should take concrete steps before any such emergency to avoid anything unfortunate,” said Dr Deshpande.

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