Paul and Lucy Ankrah have been happily married in Ghana for many years. After years of attempting to grow their family, they decided to try in-vitro fertilization. Lucy was overjoyed when she finally became pregnant! All was well until her water unexpectedly broke during her 27th week of pregnancy.
She reported to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital for evaluation. The doctors on duty wanted to perform an urgent Cesarean delivery for fear of infection since Lucy was not in labor. Dr. David Goodman, obstetrician-gynecologist with Kybele, became involved.
He worked closely with the local team to help them better understand that the risk of infection must be carefully weighed against other risks of preterm delivery. Dr. Goodman reassured the local team that Baby Ankrah was best left in utero with careful monitoring.
Once Lucy passed the 31st week of pregnancy, the team proceeded with a successful Cesarean delivery. Baby Ankrah spent several days in the hospital’s Baby Unit and went home healthy.
Members of the Kybele team were invited to baby Ankrah’s naming ceremony – a Ghanaian cultural ceremony typically attended by family and friends. Meet Goodman Nana Ankrah. The baby was named after Kybele’s own Dr. David Goodman, who made an immeasurable difference for this family.
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