New mother of triplets commends staff at Stanger government hospital

New mother of triplets commends staff at Stanger government hospital

- A new mother to triplets has commended the hospital staff which helped her with the early delivery of triplets at 33 weeks of pregnancy

- KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo congratulated the Stanger Hospital team for successfully delivering the triplets whose birth came a month early

- The three babies, named Esakhe, Wenzile and Ibonile, weighing 1.75kg, 1.7kg and 1.5kg, respectively

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A mother who, at 33 weeks of pregnancy, gave birth by C-section to three baby boys at a state hospital said she is very grateful for the all the care she and her newborns received at the Stanger Hospital.

Briefly.co.za gathers from a story reported by News24, that the new mother, 31-year-old, Owethu Macebo from Darnall in iLembe district had been at the hospital for a month before she gave birth.

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Doctors reportedly said that had the pregnancy continued, it would have put her and the babies at high risk.

Challenges in the triplets slow growth along with their premature birth has meant they needed the specialist care of a team obstetric, neonatal and anaesthetics lead by Dr Mpilo Zimu, 30.

The mother, who reportedly has a family history of birthing twins expressed her gratefulness to the staff of the hospital. She underwent a caesarean section lasting nearly an hour.

Three baby boys, named Esakhe, Wenzile and Ibonile, weighing 1.75kg, 1.7kg and 1.5kg, respectively were born. All the babies and their mother are reportedly doing well.

“I'm very grateful to everyone who helped me deliver. Even at the maternity ward, where I've been for a whole month, I've had a very good stay. I'm very thankful," said Macebo, whose family has a history of twins.

Dr Zimu, said the surgery, which he described as a good experience was the first set of triplets that he'd ever delivered. He was assisted by paediatrician specialists Dr Heloise Goodfellow, Dr Victor Olujobi and Dr Nalisu Mazubane.

"It was my first time delivering triplets. It was a good experience, but it wasn't different from any other caesarean section. The only difference was the number of babies that were coming out. In terms of your approach and steps, it was no different from any other caesar," said Zimu."I would like to say congratulations to the team and to the consultants for making a decision to deliver on time. It was a successful operation and the mother is fine. I did check up on her this morning."

Provincinal health MEC for KwaZulu-Natal, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, had nothing but praise for the team from Stanger Hospital.

"To be born with a [low birth] weight, and early in life like that, at a hospital with the best facilities is another thing that is wonderful. We are confident, in fact certain, that these triplets will do well at Stanger Hospital, because this facility has one of the best neonatal care units."

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