‘Golden hour’ medical action saves pregnant woman, baby in Pune
Brought to the hospital, profusely bleeding, the woman who was 35 weeks pregnant, underwent an emergency Caesarean section to save the child.pune Updated: Jan 20, 2018 14:36 IST
Emergency medical intervention by city doctors helped save the life of a 31-year-old pregnant woman and her foetus, after she was hit by a tempo in Wanowrie.
The fact that the accident, which took place on Tuesday, happened close to a well-equipped hospital where she was rushed to within the ‘golden hour’, was key in saving the lives.
Brought to the hospital, profusely bleeding, the woman who was 35 weeks pregnant, underwent an emergency Caesarean section to save the child.
“The patient was bleeding profusely, which could have been caused by the placenta detaching from the uterine wall due to trauma. With extremely low BP and a high heart rate, she was in a state of confusion and couldn’t remember what had happened. She also had a deformed right hip and shoulder pain. Since she had multiple injuries, a multidisciplinary approach was followed involving the surgeon, orthopaedic surgeon and urologist. However, our biggest concern was her and her unborn baby’s safety,” said Dr. Sujay Patil, consultant and head, accident and emergency department, Ruby Hall Clinic, Wanowrie.
He said the foetal heart rate was high as the baby was in distress.
“A C-section was later performed considering a normal delivery was impossible at this stage. A few hours later, a premature baby was born and recovered satisfactorily,” Dr Patil said.
Expressing satisfaction over the outcome, Dr. Manisha Karmarkar, COO of the hospital noted that an accident during pregnancy can be all the more terrifying as the trauma suffered by the mother-to-be can also affect the unborn child, putting the baby’s health and life at risk.