Doctors Deliver Baby of COVID-19 Patient 台中確診孕婦剖腹產 嬰3次PCR採檢陰性

A pregnant Taichung resident recently tested positive. Doctors performed a C-section and the mother and child are both in good health. The child tested negative three times in a PCR test.


Medical personnel in full personal protective equipment form a circle as they boost each other's morale before heading into the operating room. A Taichung resident in her 30s and in her 39th week of pregnancy tested positive in a PCR test on April 4 after experiencing a dry cough and runny nose. She was hospitalized inside a negative isolation ward at Taichung Veterans General Hospital. On April 9, a C-section lasting 90 minutes was performed and her baby was successfully delivered.

Chen Hui-chin, Nurse, Taichung Veterans General Hospital: “I was in full protective gear at that time, so I was completely drenched in sweat. However, it was all worth it because we successfully performed the hospital's first C-section on a COVID-19 patient.”

This was the first time that the hospital handled childbirth involving COVID-19. Medical personnel ran through the drill four times and the doctor that performed the incision wore four layers of gloves. The baby tested negative in three PCR tests, and the mother is recuperating inside the negative isolation ward. They are currently being cared for separately.

Lin I-hsuan, Doctor, Children's Medical Center, Taichung VGH: “We're being very cautious right now as the domestic epidemic situation is not very clear. We asked the mother to pump breastmilk, and conducted a PCR test. It was negative, and the antibody level was very high.”

The hospital said the mother is recuperating well, and her urinary catheter and IV have already been removed. She can be reunited with her baby and return home once she meets the requirements to end quarantine.

 

 

 

醫護人員圍成圈圈為自己打氣,他們身著全套防護裝備,準備進入手術室。台中一名30歲孕婦在懷孕39週時出現乾咳、流鼻水,4日PCR採檢陽性確診,住進台中榮總負壓隔離病房,9日在經歷1個半小時的剖腹產手術後順利產子。

台中榮總護理師陳惠錦表示 :「當時我全副武裝且汗流浹背,但是我覺得這些汗都沒有白流,因為我們終於圓滿完成本院第一例新冠肺炎確診產婦的剖腹產。」

疫情嚴峻,加上這是院方第一次面對確診產婦,醫護人員事先演練4次,執刀醫師還戴上4層手套。幸好小寶寶出生後3次PCR採檢都是陰性,媽媽在負壓隔離病房坐月子,暫時相隔兩地。

台中榮總兒童醫學中心醫師林怡瑄指出:「礙於國內的疫情還沒有很明朗,目前還是比較謹慎,請媽媽先手擠母奶,母奶有經過檢驗目前PCR是陰性的,反而抗體量是高的。」

台中榮總表示,目前媽媽產後恢復良好,尿管、點滴已拔除,只需等待解隔條件符合就可以回家,與寶寶相聚。 

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