Miracles do happen: Agra woman delivers a healthy baby boy after 18 miscarriages
That's why they say never lose hope!
Twenty years later and after suffering from eighteen(yes, that's right) miscarriages a 38-year-old woman (Rajani) finally got the miracle she was waiting for all this while. She was blessed with a healthy baby boy on June 1 and the couple now plans to register the case in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Doctors are calling it a medical miracle as the woman suffered from a medical condition which led to miscarriage in the fifth or sixth month of pregnancy every time she conceived.
A resident of Hathigarhi village in Barhan area of Agra and from a family of farmers, her husband Prem Kumar told the media that they went from pillar to post to conceive and also listed the hospitals he went to earlier. However, their wish of a lifetime was finally granted at a private hospital in Agra.
Rajani was treated by Dr Amit Tandon, a laparoscopic surgeon, and Dr Vaishali, an IVF specialist.
"Rajani suffered from incompetent cervix, a condition where the mouth of the uterus is too weak to hold the fetus and miscarriage occurs after 5-6 months of pregnancy. She was treated at a number of nursing homes and underwent cervical stitches but she failed to continue with the pregnancy," Dr Tandon told the media in Agra.
Both the doctors after thoroughly studying her case came to the conclusion that Rajani could have a successful pregnancy only if the uterus could hold the pregnancy, for which they decided to do a laparoscopic stitching of her cervix. Tandon did laparoscopic stitching of her cervix when she was three and half months pregnant
And finally, Rajani was blessed with a healthy baby boy. Indeed, miracles do happen and this case is the perfect example.
The cause of multiple miscarriages
The scientists at the Warwick University, UK, concluded that a lack of stem cells in the womb lining is actually the real cause of a miscarriage. After finding the cause the scientists would now start researching for a treatment that could prevent a miscarriage.
Here’s what lead author of the research, Professor of obstetrics and gynaecology Jan Brosens, had to say to the media, “We have discovered that the lining of the womb in the recurrent miscarriage patients we studied is already defective before pregnancy. I can envisage we will be able to correct these defects before the patient tries to achieve another pregnancy. In fact, this may be the only way to really prevent miscarriages in these cases.”
Previous studies have found that Indian women are more likely to have miscarriages as compared to those of other ethnicities. A study which collated the findings from five cities was published in The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India.
Of the 2,400 women who participated in the study, 32 percent had suffered a spontaneous miscarriage. Globally, this figure is presumed to stand at 10 percent. India’s poor show on the pregnancy report card can be attributed to a history of infections in women’s uterus the report concluded.
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