Mom At The Age Of 64: Lady Delivers Baby Girl
This is a story of unusual human courage and unbelievable advancement in the field of reproductive medicine. This is the story of Mrs. Sarla, 64 years old lady and her husband Mr. S. N. Srivastav, 66 years old male. The couple was married on 14 December 1972. Five years following marriage when they failed to conceive on their own they sought medical help. On October 1977 she underwent Open Tuboplasty Operation (Laparotomy with Tuboplasty) in Gwalior. Following this surgery she had scar dehiscence and several other complications due to which she had a prolonged recovery and a very bad abdominal scar. Since she did not conceive even after that, they underwent one cycle of IVF treatment in August 1988. Unfortunately the treatment failed and the following year in April 1989 she reached her Menopause at the age of 41 years. 23 years later she again underwent artificial reproductive techniques in April 2013. She underwent Embryo transfer in April 2013.This time she became pregnant for the first time in her life at the age of 64 years.
She arrived at ADIVA Super Specialty Care with 10 weeks of pregnancy where she was entrusted under the care of Dr. Sula Ray Prasad, Senior Obs & Gynae for her pregnancy care and child birth. This pregnancy brought along with several complications which were age related. These complications were further aggravated because of her pregnant status. She developed pregnancy with Hypertension, Hypothyroidism. Her pre-existing osteoarthritis of both knee joints got aggravated which made her walking around problematic. She had to be monitored very closely throughout her entire pregnancy when she reached 32 weeks of gestation as her blood pressure which was till now being controlled well by medicine shot up. She had to be admitted in ICU with the blood pressure of 190/105 mm of Hg. Next afternoon keeping the blood pressure under control .She was operated upon (Emergency Cesarean Section) by Dr. Sula Ray Prasad and her team since the fetal distress started. Surgery was challenging because of her previously done open tuboplasty operation which had given rise to lot of scarring and adhesions.
A baby girl was born on 26th November 2013 at 7:33 PM with the birth weight of 1.5 Kg. The baby was monitored and managed since birth by Dr. R. G. Holla, Senior Consultant Neonatologist and his team in a state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care Unit of the same hospital. The Baby girl had a very turbulent Recovery and progress under the care of Dr. R. G. Holla. Today, with God’s Grace, the mother and the baby are very happy and are both doing fine.
This entire journey is a depiction of incredible human courage, tremendous will power of the couple and triumph of the advancements in medical science and highly equipped medical institution like ADIVA Super Specialty Care. All these factors converged together to fulfill a dream which at the onset seemed Impossible.