Woman gives birth to daughter while still in coma
What a beautiful miracle!
Woman Gives Birth in Coma
Not the First Time a Woman Gives Birth in Coma
In Singapore, there is one known case that was reported in the New Paper back in 2001 – Madam Rohaidah Mohd Saniof who was eight months pregnant when she slipped into a coma.
Under the expert care of doctors at NUH, Madam Rohaidah delivered a beautiful baby girl who was named Shazanani.
Dr Timothy Lee, a senior consultant nuerosurgeon who helped look after Madam Rohaidah explained in the New Paper report that she had a blood clot in her brain, which caused the coma. He also said that even if a pregnant mother is in a coma, as long as she is kept alive, the baby can easily survive too.
How is it possible?
We also asked Dr Peter Chew, who is a well-respected obstetrician and gynecologist here in Singapore, for his professional opinion on how a pregnant woman in a coma could deliver a baby. Here’s what he had to say:
- It is possible to maintain the blood flow to the womb and the placenta in a comatose patient.
- As long as the blood pressure is maintained and the heart continues to pump, placental perfusion would be adequate.
- The foetus would continue to grow inside the womb until the optimal time for delivery decided by the obstetrician.