Prenatal Clinics Did Not Show Us Anything Close To That: Kisii Parents Of Newborn Conjoined Twins Say

The parents of conjoined twins born at Lenmek Hospital, Kisii County say they are in shock since they were not informed of any abnormalities despite regular pre-natal clinic visits.The babies, who are joined at the chest and abdomen area, were born via Cesarean section at 4.6 kilogrammes.They were born Monday to Lilian Moraa ,23 and Vincent Magati, 27.

Prenatal Clinics Did Not Show Us Anything Close To That: Kisii Parents Of Newborn Conjoined Twins Say
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“I have been well throughout my pregnancy. I had no complications and I faithfully honoured all my clinical visits. At night, I developed labour pains and my husband organised a motorbike which took me to hospital,” said Ms Moraa.

Her husband said they were in shock given that they have received regular pre-natal care at Kenyerere dispensary.

“My wife has been going to the clinic. It is strange that no abnormality was detected all this time,” he said.

"Their parents have indicated that they want surgery to separate the babies. This is why we are transferring them to Kenyatta National hospital,” said Mr Ongori a Medic at KTRH

He noted that it is important for expectant mothers to undergo ultrasounds during their pre-natal visits so as to detect any anomalies.

"Most expectant women who experience no complications do not usually bother to undergo ultrasounds. But we advise all expectant women to insist on screening," said Mr Ongori.