Our partners at The Remnant Generation recently sent us this story of rescue...
Praise is a 14-year-old teen pregnant mom who was 36 weeks and staying at the shelter. On a given day outside her usual antenatal review days, she presented with bleeding; a condition in late pregnancy known as Antepartum Hemorrhage and on examination by the midwife at Maisha-in-house clinic, there was a low and hard to hear fetal heart.
The midwife rushed her to Lubaga hospital Teen mom with her baby while in nursery unit where the scan showed that the placenta was covering the whole cervix, a deadly condition known as Placenta Previa grade 4. (Person can’t deliver normally with it) This called for an emergency C/Section delivery to save the life of our dear teen mom. The gynecologist had anticipated doing a total hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) due to how severe the situation looked but from theatre, he realized it could be resolved and thus this saved our girl’s uterus meaning she still has chances to carry life.
Fortunately, she gave birth to alive baby boy. The baby weighed 2.52kgs; scored 8/10 at zero minute of life and the uterus remained intact after the operation. The baby was rushed to Nursery due to prematurity and Respiratory Distress. Nevertheless, we thank God that both the mother and the baby came out alive with the Uterus intact and nothing removed. Currently both mother and child have healed; baby is able to breastfeed outside the nasal tubes and both in a good condition and thriving well.