Assisted reproductive technologies, especially IVF or in-vitro fertilization, have gained popularity in India. More and more Indian couples struggling with fertility issues are opting for the treatment to experience the joy of parenthood.
In one such IVF success story, a 37-year old woman successfully delivered triplets through IVF at Moolchand Hospital in Delhi.
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Dr. Tuhina Goyel, a consultant gynecologist at the hospital, looked over the treatment and the pregnancy. She reported that the pregnancy was extremely high risk, especially with the mother experiencing complications like premature delivery, hypertension, gestational diabetes, and anemia.
“The couple had come to me after 10 years of marriage and a previously failed IVF treatment at a different clinic. We carried out the IVF treatment on her and she successfully conceived triplets in her first attempt,” says Dr. Goyel.
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Official reports and research suggest that one in 10,000 IVF pregnancies can end up in triplets, which was a rare occurrence in this case.
The 37-year old’s husband, both of whom are from Ghaziabad, said that the delivery happened smoothly and without any hiccups. He is currently rejoicing in caring for his two sons, daughter, and wife.
The hospital records from Moolchand Hospital suggest that the triplets were born at 10:30 pm on March 28, 2022. The woman had a cesarean delivery to minimize postpartum complications. At birth, the babies weighed 2 kg, 1.8 kg, and 1.1 kg. The daughter weighed the least.
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Reports from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, most multiple pregnancies (twins and triplets) are delivered prematurely. However, in this case, the 37-year old woman carried the triplets to the full-term, following which they were born healthy and without any notable complications.
The parents reported possible complications like lung problems, brain hemorrhage, cerebral palsy, and other fatal results from the birth of the triplets. However, thankfully enough, all the babies and mother are healthy and in their best shape post-delivery.