ALMOST ten years ago, Dr Krishna Rampersadsingh, head of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit at the San Fernando General Hospital, successfully delivered triplets.
On Wednesday, he did it again, this time, delivering three boys.
The babies were delivered via Caesarean section at the hospital, in a procedure that took nearly an hour to complete.
The first child was delivered at around 10.30 a.m. and within minutes, mother Jennel Green-Campbell had given birth to all three after 34 weeks of pregnancy.
A smiling Green-Campbell said yesterday she had no complications.
Green-Campbell said when she was told three months into her pregnancy she was going to be the mother of triplets, she was surprised but joyous. There was no use of fertility drugs, she said.
The probability of a woman becoming pregnant with triplets without the use of fertility drugs was one in 8,000, Rampersadsingh said.
Father Marcelle Campbell, 42, was also surprised but elated, she said. Names have not yet been chosen.
Campbell has another child, a five-year-old son.
The couple lives in Iere Village, Princes Town.
Green-Campbell is a clerk in the Ministry of Health and her husband is a supervisor at Rentokil Initial Trinidad.
Green-Campbell said: “Everything was successful. There was no complications. I have no complaints. The doctors were very good. I feel good. I have no problems or anything like that.”
She said all necessary preparations were made for the babies at home.
Rampersadsingh said the major challenge for him and his team was minimising anaesthetic and surgical complications, and preventing post-partum haemorrhage. “An aggressive management approach” was taken to reduce problems, he said.
His medical team included Dr Shaza Soobrattie and Dr Vishal Bahall, nurses, consultants and paediatricians.
He said Green-Campbell’s complications risk was five times greater than what a woman who is pregnant with one child would have.
Rampersadsingh said: “It was a great experience for me, and I am happy that all three baby boys are all healthy.”
In April, Rampersadsingh delivered a baby in which the foetus developed outside the womb. A laparotomy, an incision through any part of the abdominal wall, was performed to deliver the baby.
The baby was dubbed “ a miracle baby” since there was little chance of the child surviving such a complicated surgical procedure.