Woman with haemoglobin count of 1.1 gram successfully delivers child

Such a type of delivery is very rare and complicated say Mumbai gynaecologists. Jyoti Pardeshi had a haemoglobin count of 1.1 gram that is almost negligible. The normal range for hemoglobin is 13.5 to 17.5 grams per deciliter for men and 12.0 to 15.5 grams per deciliter for women. The baby was born with no health complications except being under-weight

Woman with haemoglobin count of 1.1 gram successfully delivers child

Jyoti Pardeshi was a full-term pregnant woman who was expecting her third child when she encountered a horrific medical emergency yesterday. On Tuesday, she was recommended to Nashik’s Bytco Medical Hospital from another hospital due to vaginal bleeding.

In a rare case, Pardeshi had a haemoglobin count of 1.1 gram that is almost negligible. Even her platelet count was around 18,000 units which is phenomenally low. “28-year-old woman was referred to Bytco hospital due vaginal bleeding. The mother of two had not faced such a complication in her previous deliveries. The patient did not have any complications in the previous deliveries neither does she have a medical history of severe anaemia,” said Dr. Swapnil Raut, gynaecologist from Bytco Hospital, who performed the delivery along with his team.

The normal range for hemoglobin is 13.5 to 17.5 grams per deciliter for men and 12.0 to 15.5 grams per deciliter for women.

Looking at the condition of Pardeshi, the team of doctors immediately conducted delivery after infusing two bags of blood and four bags of fresh frozen plasma (FFP), “We had to infuse blood and FFP due to her condition. 1.1 gram of haemoglobin is like almost a negligible count. But thankfully, the delivery was normal,” added Dr Raut.

Such a type of delivery is very rare and complicated say city gynaecologists, “I have had patients with 6-7 grams of haemoglobin- even those were due to some additional complication such as accidental haemorrhage or ectopic cornual pregnancy (a condition where the pregnancy is carried outside the uterine cavity). But this condition of 1.1 gram of haemoglobin is an unheard condition,” said Dr Niranjan Chavan, professor, Gynaecology Department at LTMG (Sion) Hospital.

To Pardeshi’s respite, however, the baby girl was born with no health complications except being under-weight for which she is currently admitted elsewhere. “Jyoti is doing perfectly fine. The baby is underweight, other than that there’s no issue,” said Dr Raut.