Quintuplets born at Agormanya by 37-yr-old, bringing children to 10

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An unemployed 37-year-old has given birth to quintuplets at the St Martin De Porres Hospital in Agormanya in the Eastern Region.

The quintuplets, who were 28 weeks old, were delivered through Ceasarean Section on account of placenta abruptio around 2:00am on Wednesday, July 13.

Medical Officer at the St Martin De Porres Hospital Doctor Miriam Theodorah Bansah, who performed the Ceasarean Section, said the five girls are in good health.

They weigh between 0.6-0.9kg , extremely pre-term, and needs to be in an incubator or have Kangaroo services till they weigh about 1.5kg which is an acceptable weight, Dr Miriam explained.

The St Martin De Porres Hospital has just one incubator unable to keep the quintuplets.

The Hospital management said efforts are being made to refer them to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for further care especially when they do not have adequate incubators for them.

Head of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Dr Dela Dennis said although the birth rate is low and they are all on Oxygen with saturation rate between 97 to 100, they are doing well.

He noted no early complications have been detected yet, but a possible late complication may occur which is normal in such births.

Dr. Dela indicated with the needed support, necessary items and their chance of survival is assured.

Grandmother of the quintuplets Gladys Anomah has been full of joy by the news, describing it as surprising and the divine will of God.

She appealed for support to care for the quintuplets.

The birth of the quintuplets is not the first in Ghana though the first for the St Martin De Porres Hospital at Agormanya.

The news of the quintuplets got several patients and residents to visit the NICU area to have a glimpse.

The quintuplets adds to two sets of twins and a son, making 10 children for the 37-year-old mother.

By Yvonne Neequaye|3news.com|Ghana

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