Tuesday, November 04, 2008
20 Test-Tube Babies Born In One Day
As many as 20 test-tube babies were delivered through caesarean section at the private hospital.
The director of the hospital, Dr. S. Dhanabhagyam, did not wish to create a sensation around the feat, it was a ‘superstition' that led to the birth of the babies.
She performed caesarean section on 12 mothers in the last stages of pregnancy to fulfil the wishes of the parents.
"All the mothers wanted their babies to be born on October 30 — an auspicious day in Tamil calendar," Dr. Dhanabhagyam told TOI.
The day marks the start of Kandar sashti, or the six-day festival, for celebrating the Hindu god, Subrahmanya's triumph over the demon, Sura Padman.
Of the 12 mothers, eight birthed twins.
It would have been much like an assembly line of moms waiting to give birth.