Mother rushed to a hospital after suffering heart attack only to give birth to healthy tripletsBy Mason White 4:26 AM January 10, 2014
|Zaynab Alapiomi and her babies|
By: Debbie Gross
A mother was rushed to a hospital after suffering from a heart attack, but she ended up giving birth to healthy triplets, according to hospital officials in Israel.
The incident began when a 31-year-old woman who was pregnant with triplets, was rushed to Kaplan hospital in Rehovot after suffering from a severe heart attack.
The doctors managed to save her life and safely deliver her three babies, all healthy, who came into the world after the couple tried to become pregnant for the past 12 years.
The father, Ahmed, said that during the 12 years of IVF procedures he had given up on ever being a father, but his wife insisted on trying again and again despite the risks involved.
Zaynab Alapiomi, 31, a special education teacher, and Ahmad, 31, of Dimona, decided to keep all embryos in order not to risk a miscarriage.
9 days ago, Zaynab began suffering from chest pains, blurred vision and inability to speak.
She was rushed by ambulance to Kaplan hospital, and a medical team began operating on her in the catheterization room.
“The procedure, which was unusual because the patient was carrying three babies and they still needed their mother’s heart, consisted of implanting stents quickly, and we managed to stabilize the situation,” Professor Kobi George said.
A team of two experts gynecologists, two anesthesiologists, three pediatricians, three midwives and two nurses, performed a successful Caesarean section to deliver two girls weighing 1.3 kilos (2.86 pounds) and a third girl weighing 1.6 kilos (3.52 pounds). The three babies were transferred to the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Now, eight days after the birth, Zaynab first saw her three daughters and burst into tears.
“We were so close to losing the babies, but today we give thanks to God, and to the medical staff of the delivery room and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Kaplan hospital, who saved my life and the lives of the three charming babies. I decided to name one baby Zohara, the name of the nurse who helped me during this entire ordeal,” Zaynab said.