The quadruplets born at Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, on Thursday morning. Photo: Courtesy Khim Lamichhane
POKHARA, Jan 17: A woman gave birth to four babies at Manipal Teaching Hospital in Pokhara on Thursday.
According to the hospital, Sunita Pradhan, 26, a resident of Putalibazar Municipality-1, Syangja, delivered four babies through a cesarean section at around nine in the morning.
Among the quadruplets, three are baby girls, and one is a baby boy. Among the four babies, the first baby girl weighs 1.6 kg, the second 1.3 kg, the third 1.3 kg, and the fourth 1.5 kg.
Though the babies are born underweight, all of them are healthy, doctors said. Doctors say a healthy baby weighs more than two kg at birth.
The caesarean section was conducted by a team of doctors led by Dr Mahendra Pandey. According to Dr Pandey, cases like these are very rare. “Only one woman in every 800,000 pregnant women gives birth to quadruplets,” he said, adding that successfully handling cases like these is an historical achievement for any doctor.
Meanwhile, the video x-ray examinations had shown that there were three babies in Pradhan’s womb. According to Pandey, the video x-ray reports show that she had three babies in her womb. “We were surprised during the operation,” he said, adding that the radiologist had made a mistake.
“The video x-ray reports showed that there were three babies. I was shocked when the doctor came out of the operation theater with four babies,” Gaurav said, adding that four video x-ray reports showed that there were three babies.
In the meantime, all the new-born babies have been admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the hospital.
According to Pradhan’s husband Gaurav, it is expensive as the babies have been admitted to the NICU of the hospital.
Gaurav works overseas. As there were some health complications, Gaurav came to Nepal before the due date. The doctors had identified the due date of Pradhan on February 23.
The couple already has a son, who was born five years ago.
Dr Pandey further added that the babies will be in observation for a few more days at the NICU.