Mongu woman gives birth to 5 premature babies, 2 die

Mongu woman gives birth to 5 premature babies, 2 die

Mrs. in’utu wanguma lying in her hospital bed at Lewanika where she is recovering

Mrs. in’utu wanguma lying in her hospital bed at Lewanika where she is recovering

A Mongu woman has given birth to five babies, one boy and four girls, according to the sister in charge at Lewanika general hospital

In’utu wakunguma aged 38 years gave birth to quintuplets on the 18th of March 2014 at Libonda rural health clinic in Libonda.

Mrs. Wakunguma was then transferred to kalabo general hospital and later to Lewanika general hospital in Mongu where she is currently lying in postnatal ward. “She is feeling weak and her blood level is low, she had lost a lot of blood”, said the sister in charge.

All the five babies were born premature at 7 months old, however, the boy died at birth in Libonda and one girl never made it to the general hospital in Mongu. The three surviving siblings are admitted at Lewanika general hospital along with their mother for further observation. They all weighted 1.2 kilograms at birth

This was Mrs. Wakunguma’s 5th pregnancy and from the previous four pregnancies she had a history of multiple pregnancies that is twins.

She is married and currently has four children it is not known however whether the husband works

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