May 15, 2014, 2:04 PM
A 32-old woman, Ousainatu Bah, a Guinean national residing in Brikama New Town, Friday gave birth to triplets at the maternity unit of the Brikama Major Health Centre in West Coast Region.
In an interview with this reporter, Neneh Mendy, a senior enrolled nurse at the health centre’s maternity unit, said the woman delivered at home and later reported to the health facility for medical checkup.
According to her, the woman was diagnosed during her pregnancy and was advised to report to the nearest health facility for delivery but was
late to do so, which led her to deliver at home.
She noted that the triplets, a boy and two girls, were all born healthy and their weights are 1.6, 1.8, and 1.5, which are low and would be kept for proper breastfeeding, according to the nurse.
The father of the triplets, Ebrima Barry, thanked the management of the hospital for their quick intervention in taking care of the triplets and their mother, while seeking support from government, the private sector and individuals.
Those who could and would like to support the babies can call their father on 9727748.