Friday, December 15, 2023

Baby’s life saved in a rare case of Umbilical Cord Prolapse at Wockhardt Mama Care, Mira Road

L TO R: Dr Pankaj, Dr Rajashri mother,baby Dr Nitu and father

A team consisting of Dr. Rajashri Tayshete Bhasale, Consultant Gynecologist & Obstetrician, Laparoscopic Surgeon, and Dr. Nitu Mundhra, Consultant Neonatologist, Paediatrician, and Lactation Expert, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road have a pivotal role in saving this premature baby whose 30-year-old mother experienced a rare pregnancy complication called umbilical cord prolapse. The procedure was completed within 20 minutes, ultimately saving the baby's life. The infant is now thriving and meeting developmental milestones appropriate for the age.

Rita Dharaviya, a 30-year-old woman from Borivali, arrived at the emergency room in preterm labor. Upon vaginal examination, it was discovered that the umbilical cord had prolapsed, posing a serious risk to the baby. Due to this life-threatening situation, the decision was made to proceed with an immediate delivery to save the baby's life.

Dr Rajashri said, “On arrival in the 7th month of pregnancy on 27th September the woman had her premature rupture of membrane (water breakage) & was in unbearable pain. The fetal heart rate was 100 as compared to the normal heart rate of 140.  Her Labor pains began, accompanied by amniotic fluid leakage and protrusion of the umbilical cord. The patient had umbilical cord prolapse, a rare complication where the cord descends into the vagina before the baby. This can lead to compression and reduced oxygen supply to the baby. Immediate delivery is crucial to prevent potential issues such as brain damage or death. Within a few minutes, the mother was transferred from the emergency department to the operation theatre (OT)  for delivery to address this complication. This is a rare complication occurring in only 5% of the pregnant population A caesarean section (LSCS) was performed on September 27th and a 1 kg baby was delivered within less than 20 Minutes from door-to-incision time. Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road is at the forefront of providing advanced care for High-Risk Pregnancies & complex deliveries, ensuring both the mother and child receive optimal medical attention.  With state-of-the-art facilities and a team of experienced obstetricians, the hospital is well-equipped to handle high-risk pregnancies and complicated childbirths. The availability of cutting-edge technology enables the healthcare professionals to closely monitor fetal health, manage potential complications, and respond promptly to any emergencies.”

Dr Nitu Mundhra said, “The premature baby showed signs of distress, requiring admission to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after delivery. The baby received non-invasive ventilator support and a surfactant to aid in lung development. After 10 days of care, the baby's health improved significantly, allowing for discharge in a healthy condition with the optimal weight. Subsequent follow-up appointments have shown that the baby is meeting developmental milestones appropriate for his age and is exclusively feeding on breast milk. Wockhardt Hospital's approach prioritizes personalized care, ensuring that each expecting mother receives individualized attention tailored to her specific needs. This focus on tailored care enhances patient safety and comfort during what can be a challenging time. Additionally, the hospital's multidisciplinary team collaborates seamlessly to provide comprehensive support before, during, and after delivery, ensuring that every aspect of a woman's health is taken into account in the management of her pregnancy journey.”

“The emotional rollercoaster of my pregnancy reached its peak when I found myself at Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road facing a complex delivery and the fear of a probability of an uncertain fate of my unborn child. As the skilled team swiftly took charge, their expertise and dedication shone through. The accuracy and care with which they performed the procedure left me in awe, knowing that my baby was in safe hands. The doctors made all the right decisions and delivered my baby keeping me and my baby safe & alive. Witnessing the Hospital's unwavering commitment has left an indelible mark on me, inspiring limitless gratitude for the selfless service of the entire team,” concluded Rita Dharaviya, the mother of the baby.

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