Rural hospital over the moon after ‘miracle’ delivery of triplets

2015-07-18 07:38
Dr Siyabonga Ngozo with mother Nosifiso Nyangana and her two baby girls Busisiwe and Nombuso.

Dr Siyabonga Ngozo with mother Nosifiso Nyangana and her two baby girls Busisiwe and Nombuso. (Jonathan Burton )

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IT was a triple surprise and what doctors have called a “miracle” when a rural Midlands hospital helped deliver triplets ­naturally.

The Ixopo-based Christ the King Hospital nurse and doctor delivered triplets naturally two weeks ago, a first for the hospital.

While one of the children named Sibusiso died just over a week later due to complications, two girls, named Busisiwe and Nombuso, are healthy but will remain in hospital under observation until they gain weight.

Dr Siyabonga Ngozo, a medical manager at the hospital, said they were not aware the mother was going to deliver triplets and neither was she.

“This is why it is so important for every women to have at least one ultra-sound done. It is to predict these kinds of things.

“It helps to see the baby and it helps to determine the expected date of delivery,” he said.

He said the mother, Nosifiso Nyangana (23), had delivered before without complication.

Nyangana, who was extremely shy, said while she was “surprised” she is happy with the children and can’t wait to take them home.

Ngozo said on July 5, the mother came to the hospital and she was already in labour.

“One of the doctors who had been on duty the night before noticed that it was a breach [when a baby is not coming out head-first] and she asked me to be there when the baby is delivered to make sure that there are no complications.”

He said there were only a “few junior nurses” who were “terrified”.

“I showed them two videos on how to deliver a breach but when the time came they all fled and I was left with one that I had to grab by the arm.”

He said they delivered the first baby and thought they were done, then the second came and then the third.

“Even the mother started crying. The boyfriend had only come with clothes for one baby. He fled when he heard three children had been born. He came back later,” said Ngozo

He said for a rural hospital to deliver triplets naturally was “nothing short of a miracle”. “If I had known beforehand that she was delivering triplets, I would have performed a caesarean,” he said

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