Doctors in Phuong Chau Maternity Hospital in Hau Giang Province saved the lives of a pregnant woman and her baby girl, after the woman was found to be suffering from placental abruption - a separation of the placenta from the inner wall of the uterus before delivery.
On September 13, a 29-year-old pregnant woman from Long My District of Hau Giang Province was admitted to Phuong Chau International Maternity Hospital with severe abdominal pains and heavy menstrual bleeding. She was 39 weeks pregnant with her second pregnancy and her uterus had become extremely tender.
Doctors were quick to perform an operation to save her baby girl who was born an abnormal blue, with a pulsating heart and weighing 3.3 kilograms. In such condition, the baby was rushed to the intensive care unit where she was able to cry after five minutes.
At present, both mother and baby are well. Doctors say they both would have been at risk had the woman been hospitalised any later.
In related news, police in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang are investigating the death of Tran Thanh Nguyet, 32, from Cho Gao District, who had been pregnant.
According to her relatives, she was taken to Tien Giang Maternity Hospital on September 7 for treatment of a dead foetus in her womb, according to ultrasound tests taken in two private clinics. At the hospital, doctors also confirmed her baby had died in the womb, but they still admitted the woman for delivery.
On September 9, Nguyet complained of fatigue and exhaustion and doctors rushed her to the emergency room for surgery and later transferred her to the provincial General Hospital where she was declared dead.