Skip to comments.Polish mom saves two of three triplets after 75 days spent in labor…nearly upside-down
Posted on 03/15/2012 5:51:31 PM PDT by Morgana
WROCLAW, Poland, March 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Polish woman endured 75 days of labor lying in a nearly upside down position to save the lives of her two premature babies after the first of three triplets was born prematurely and died.
Joanna Krzysztonek was pregnant with triplets when she went into labour at 21 weeks. Her first baby was born prematurely and did not survive.
Dr. Mariusz Zimmer, head of the Wroclaw obstetrics and neo-natal clinic where Krzysztonek gave birth, intervened with medication to stop contractions and told the expectant mother that the babies might be saved if she stayed in bed with her legs tilted up at 30 degrees to give the two remaining children a chance to grow.
Krzysztonek said she was happy to follow the doctors instructions, and the idea of lying in the awkward position for so long didnt trouble her.
I sighed with relief that there was a chance to keep the pregnancy and to give the babies a chance to be born successfully, Joanna said according to Reuters.
Joanna gave birth to a girl, Iga, and a boy, Ignacy, 2-1/2 months later on February 15. Each weighed just under 4 lb after 32 weeks gestation.
Dr. Zimmer said that he considered the labor to have begun from the birth of the first child, so Joannas labor lasted for 75 days - possibly the longest labor on record.
This procedure - I mean giving birth - has a beginning and an ending. If the first baby was born that means the birth had started, Zimmer said.
Joanna reported she had some problems maintaining her balance when walking after so much time in bed. But my children are healthy - I am strong and so are they, and they are so beautiful, she said.
We are pleased with this success, said Dr. Zimmer in a Super Express Daily report. Joanna took a risk, and following great dedication gave birth to two wonderful children.
It was only three months, the happy mother quipped.
Man those kids are never living that down.
Bet mom and dad are happy no more bedpans, too.
That’s love <3
Wow! What a contrast with the woman who was carrying triplets and elected to abort 2 of them.
The things mothers will do for their children continue to astonish me. Surely only God’s love can exceed it.
Oh my. Oh my.
At first glance, I thought she used shoe POLISH to shine her kids' shoes. Then, I saw 'Wroclaw, POLAND'. Is OK....I get it, now. : )
Okay, her birth story beats any I’ve heard. She gets the gold.
That’s what I was going to say.