THE mother of the newborn triplets at San Fernando General Hospital was discharged yesterday but her babies are being kept for further observation.
Jennel Green-Campbell said: “I still don’t know to explain how I am feeling. Thank God it’s over.”
On Wednesday, Dr Krishna Rampersadsingh, head of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit at the hospital, delivered the triplets, all boys, by Caesarean section.
Green-Campbell she had no complications and her sons were fine.
She 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 and the pregnancy was planned, she said.
Her husband, Marcelle Campbell, 42, said he was in complete shock upon hearing the news.
He said about two months into his wife’s pregnancy, the couple was told they would be the parents of twins.
Another ultrasound conducted one month later revealed that Green-Campbell was pregnant with triplets.
Campbell said: “I was standing at the time. I had to sit down and catch myself. I really had to check myself. I was in total shock.”
The couple, who celebrated their first wedding anniversary on July 1, began preparing for the birth of their children.
Green-Campbell has another child, a five-year-old son. The couple lives in Iere Village, Princes Town.
Co-workers of Green-Campbell assisted the couple in preparations.
Green-Campbell is a clerk in the Ministry of Health and her husband is a supervisor at Trintokill in San Fernando.
Campbell said his three sons are the first set of triplets for the family.
The couple is waiting on the children’s grandparents to name them.
Campbell said the doctors at the hospital did a great job in taking care of his wife, before, during and after pregnancy.
“I had no fear. I trusted in the Lord. With the Lord everything is possible,” he said.
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.
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.”