Teen who delivered premature baby dies

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The 17-year-old girl who delivered a 28-week-old premature baby via C-Section at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) has died early this morning, according to relatives.

INews had reported that the premature baby also passed away on Wednesday.

babyPublic Health Minister, Dr George Norton had confirmed that the teenager who was considered ‘brain-dead’ was on life support for a few days, and even though doctors at the GPHC were doing everything possible to save her life, the chances of her surviving were very slim.

During a recent interview with the teen’s mother, she had explained that she was told by doctors that the cause of her daughter’s condition was due to an ailment she was born with, known as Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (AMV), which is the connection of a vein to a weak cell in the brain.

The woman said that after the teen became pregnant and would constantly vomit, the cell broke and the bleeding began. The teen then experienced a stroke on the right side of her body, 28 weeks into the pregnancy. A decision was made to carry out an emergency C-Section with the intention of saving the teen’s unborn child, however, the child succumbed days after.

 

 

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