About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Healthy Baby Born to Triple Transplant Mum

by Savitha C Muppala on November 11, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Font : A-A+

 Healthy Baby Born to Triple Transplant Mum

Tina Martin, 43, cannot believe her blessing and has completely surprised doctors after she delivered a normal baby despite having undergone three organ transplants.

She cannot believe the miracle in her life after she was told that the survival chances of her baby were dim due to her health as well as the medication to prevent organs being rejected.

Advertisement

Martin was just seven when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. She had to undergo kidney transplant where both the kidneys were replaced. She also received a pancreas from a dead donor.

As per data, Martin also holds the record for being the oldest woman to give birth to a healthy baby following a kidney and pancreas transplant.
Advertisement

The baby girl, named Tassiah, is indeed a miracle baby born in January by caesarean section at 35 weeks, weighing 4lb.

Dr Jonathan Kwan, Mrs Martin's consultant at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, said: 'It is an absolute miracle that Tina managed to give birth to this little wonder, Tassiah, under the most adverse set of clinical circumstances. The odds were totally stacked against her. There cannot be many, if any, patients in the world who suffer from diabetic end stage kidney disease, who have a 10-year history of kidney failure treatment, who have been on dialysis and subsequently received three transplanted organs, and then managed to conceive successfully, never mind producing a healthy baby.'



Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021 - It's time to RISE
First-Ever Successful Pig-To-Human Kidney Transplantation
World Osteoporosis Day 2021 -
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Mumps Pregnancy and Antenatal Care Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Healthy Gifting Ideas for Diwali 

Recommended Reading
Shanghai To Amend Body Donation Law To Boost Organ Transplants
Body donation in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai is yet to catch up as many are unwilling to ......
Organ Transplants may Up the Risk of Kidney Disease in Children
A new study has suggested a strong link between organ transplants of solid organs in children, and ....
Woman With Five Organ Transplants Gives Birth to a Girl Baby
Fatema Al Ansari becomes the first woman with five organ transplants to give birth to a healthy ......
Healthy Gifting Ideas for Diwali
Diwali, the festival of lights is round the corner. Take a fat free route when it comes to gifting t...
Mumps
Mumps is a contagious viral infection that typically causes a painful swelling of one or more of the...
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Neonatal abstinence syndrome is a condition where newborn babies experience withdrawal symptoms due ...
Pregnancy and Antenatal Care
What is Antenatal care and its importance during pregnancy for mother and baby, with details on the ...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use