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Successful caesarean birth of a girl in the 27th week pregnancy, with her mother being in a "coma"

A medical team in Dubai succeeded in performing an emergency caesarean section for a comatose pregnant mother who was undergoing ventilators, and was able to deliver her her daughter at 27 weeks.

Mother Maham and father Omar were preparing for the birth of their first child when it was discovered that Maham was infected with the Covid-19 virus in the second trimester of her pregnancy, and the baby girl is at the age of only 23 weeks, which necessitate an immediate admission to the intensive care unit at Al Zahra Hospital in Dubai and placed under a respirator.

“Due to the rapid deterioration of the mother’s condition, the medical team decided to deliver her immediately at only 27 weeks through an emergency caesarean section inside the intensive unit care in order to save the life of the mother and her first child,” said Dr. Muhammad Khamis Hussain, a critical care specialist at Al Zahra Hospital in Dubai.

For his part, Dr. Maged Zakaria, Specialist of Pediatrics and Neonatology at Al Zahra Hospital in Dubai, said that a multidisciplinary support system and treatment plan tailored to her case were provided, and the baby's condition improved quickly and was discharged from the hospital in good condition.

Omar, the patient's husband, said: "I was very worried about my wife's condition and the chances of our child's survival, but thanks to health care, my wife overcame the health crisis and gave birth to our daughter (Doaa) and they are now in good health."

In turn, the mother, Maham, after her recovery from the coma, thanked the medical team. She said, "Its members were like my family. I saw them crying for me and smiling with me... In all honesty, words cannot express what they did to me and my family."

Date: January 03, 2022


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