Triplets doing well: leave hospital
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THE triplets born at the San Fernando General Hospital last week have been discharged.
On Sunday, Dr Krishna Rampersadsingh said the boys were healthy and “doing quite well”.
Last Wednesday, Rampersadsingh, head of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit at the hospital, delivered the boys by Caesarean section.
He said the boys weighed 1.95, 1.75 and 1.05 kilogrammes—good weights for triplets.
Rampersadsingh said: “The boys are doing well. They seem to be stronger than me.”
Proud parents Jennel Green-Campbell, 28, and her husband, Marcelle Campbell, 42, who said they were shocked on learning they were going to have triplets, did not use fertility drugs.
The pregnancy was planned, Green-Campbell said.
The couple lives in Iere Village, Princes Town. They celebrated their first wedding anniversary on July 1.
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.”
However, he said he was concerned the mother may suffer from post-partum depression that typically affects women after childbirth, which he said is “very serious”.