Nepal | November 21, 2019

20-year-old gives birth to quadruplets, all doing well

RAM SARRAF

Newborn quadruplets kept under medical observation in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Birgunj Health Care Hospital, on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Photo: Ram Sarraf/THT

BIRGUNJ: A 20-year-old woman successfully gave birth to quadruplets, three girls and a boy, at Birgunj Health Care Hospital, without any major complications, on Tuesday.

According to Matron Bhumika Adhikari, all of the newborn babies and the mother are in good health.

Najma Khatun of Jayamanglapur in Chhipaharmai Rural Municipality-4 in Parsa district delivered preterm infants, in the seventh month (28 weeks) of pregnancy at the hospital, at around 12:40 pm.

However, the quadruplets are underweight, with each of them weighing less than 1,100 grams, and are kept under medical observation in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the same hospital.

Although this was a premature delivery, the mother and all four-newborns are in stable condition, said Dr Shewta Chaudhary.

She further said that quadruplets are quite rare and occur usually once in seven to eight lakh pregnancies.


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