3 babies in a day from frozen embryos in Dhaka
bdnews24.com; July 6, 2012
Dhaka, Jul 6 (bdnews24.com) – Three test tube babies were born on Friday at a private hospital in Dhaka from frozen embryos which doctors say 'rare' in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Assisted Conception Centre and Women Hospital Ltd brought smiles to two couples – one delivered twin baby boys after 12 years of their marriage and another couple a girl after six years of wait.
"All (babies) are in good health. They have no problem. Their weight is quite normal," Prof Firoza Begum, who was behind the third reported success in frozen embryo implantation in Bangladesh, told journalists.
Doctors expected that the babies weighing over 2.5kg at birth would soon go home.
"One can't explain the happiness of the couples … everyone wants child. They had been waiting since long for this day," Prof Firoza, also a professor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, said.
Keeping safe high risk pregnancies
Written by Prof. Dr. Firoza Begum and Dr. Kaniz Fatema
The Daily Star; October 01, 2006
When a woman becomes pregnant, she herself and all her family members eagerly wait for a beautiful and healthy baby. But it is difficult to say that both the mother and baby will certainly be safe just even before delivery.
Sometimes serious complication arises at delivery despite uneventful full term pregnancy. In this sense every pregnancy is risky.
In many circumstances, pregnancy becomes highly risky. It may cause death of the mother as well as of the baby. Risky mothers should be diagnosed as early as possible. They need appropriate attention and proper treatment. A fetomaternal medicine specialist (who deals with the health concern of mother and upcoming baby) is capable of dealing with this high risk mothers. In our country, only Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) has Fetomaternal Medicine Department. For the last two years this department has been serving the high risk mothers taking special care.