- A KZN doctor and his team had to think fast when a mom of twins in pre-term labour arrived on their doorstep
-Baby boy and girl twins born in emergency operation at KZN hospital this week
-Mom of twins thankful that they both survived the birth and names them Siyabonga and Zenade
It’s every mom-to-be’s worst nightmare. You are preparing for your big day, you have deadlines in place and suddenly you find yourself in pre-term labour.
Twenty three year old mom Nonjabulo Buthelezi found herself in that exact situation. She had already been classified as a high-risk patient and was due to be admitted into hospital four weeks early for monitoring, and to wait out the last of her pregnancy.
Buthelezi’s twins had other ideas and this mom-to-be suddenly found herself rushing to the nearest hospital ahead of the birth of her twin babies.
Doctor, Sanele Madela and a team of nurses worked with what they had to deliver the baby boy and girl during an emergency operation.
Mom and her two new bundles of joy came through the birth successfully and were transferred to the Church of Scotland Hospital at Tugela Ferry for observation.
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Buthelezi has named her twins Siyabonga and Zenade.
Although scary, this is not an uncommon occurrence and Briefly.co.za recently featured an article on Bodhi Gascoigne who was born at 23 weeks.
In the article Doctors fear premature baby won't survive, but he proves them wrong and becomes a TV star, Lisa Curtis commented that she was told her baby was too small to survive, and that babies born before 24 weeks do not automatically receive help. But when Bodhi entered the world on December 30, 2016, he gave a tiny cry – and doctors knew he was fighting. Despite a battle with the deadly infection sepsis he grew stronger.
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