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Baby born to 71-yr-old woman dies

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 • Malayalam Comments

Baby born to 71-yr-old woman dies

It was a few weeks ago Kerala celebrated the miraculous story of a 71-year-old woman who gave birth to a healthy baby girl. The couple, Sudharma, and her husband Surendran welcomed the baby through IVF treatment. All that they wanted was a happy life with the newborn, but destiny played a cruel game with the aged couple. After 45 days of birth, the baby girl choked to death. Reportedly, the baby girl choked while she was having milk. Though she was rushed to Alappuzha medical college, she was declared dead.

Sudharma and her husband Surendran lost their only son Sujith (35) one and a half years ago. Heartbroken by their son's demise, the elderly couple decided to have another child despite their age barriers. The couple approached the doctors for in vitro fertilization (IVF). Though the doctors repeatedly discouraged them as it was very risky to bear a child considering her age, the couple was firm on their decision.

Thus Dr. Lalithambika Karunakaran, head of the gynecology department at Alappuzha medical college, made the couple's dream come true through IVF. The baby was born through a cesarean session at 32 weeks of pregnancy. The baby girl named Sreelakshmi weighed only 1100 grams at birth. After the baby's weight increased to 1350 grams, she was given to her parents, who are now devastated by the tragic loss.

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