Friday, January 28, 2011

Mom and baby....Who is more important?????

One of my very dear patient,a Lady is her mid twenties ,first time pregnant and around 20 weeks in her Pregnancy fractured her ankle.Orthopaedicians of various hospitals agreed on the fact that she needed surgery but a few of them were hesitant to take a call on the surgery as she was pregnant.
Here as Obstetrician,what has been taught to me and is accepted worldwide guideline is that though mother and child both are important,MOTHER always comes first.An unborn baby comes in consideration only after mothers health has been optimally taken care off.
Though tocolysis and thromboprophylaxis needs to be taken care off post surgery,such a patient clearly needs surgery


Dyslexicon said...

I agree with you. Mother takes precedence over the unborn otherwise we would have a motherless newborn which would be far more tragic.

Dr Kaushiki Dwivedee said...

BTW , She stood the operation very well and already discharged with no obstetric complications.Get well soon Dear GP

Anonymous said...

For me, its a tough decision to take at that point of time. But now everything seems very well, 3 weeks post surgery. Thanx Doc for guiding me right..

Dr Kaushiki Dwivedee said...

Thanks Dear,

I am happy to see you doing so well!!