First time parents Amrish Surujballie and Sarika Srikissoon are elated to be celebrating Mother’s Day this Sunday with their newborn triplets, who were born at Netcare St Augustine's Hospital on 4 May this year.
Born on the day of their 31 year old mother, Sarika’s birthday, the two healthy little boys and girl made sure that 4 May would from now onwards be one giant birthday celebration within their family.
For Amrish and Sarika the jubilation does not end there, as they also celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary recently, on 28 April.
“Our hearts are overflowing with joy. When we found out about my pregnancy both my husband and I were so excited. From early on in the pregnancy I was aware that I was expecting twins but when our obstetrician, Dr Sagie Naidu, confirmed that it was in fact triplets it was a surprise bonus for us,” said a delighted Sarika.
Sarika is totally at home at Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital, having worked as a clinical nurse in the catheterisation laboratory at the hospital since 2013.
“Sarika and I have been trying for a baby for four years and with Mother's Day around the corner I look forward to spending this day with her and our little bundles of joy. The nurses and doctors at Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital have been incredible. They have made my wife and I feel so comfortable throughout the process,” said Amrish.
The triplets were born at 35 weeks through a caesarean section, with each baby weighing between 2.35 and 1.71 kilograms at birth.
Commenting on the birth, renowned fertility specialist Dr Sagie Naidu, who has helped many couples fulfil their dream of parenthood, said that the delivery of the triplets went very well. “This is largely thanks to great teamwork and the fact that their mother has been such a model patient throughout her pregnancy journey.”
|Pic: First time parents Amrish Surujballie and Sarika Srikissoon will be celebrating Mother’s Day this Sunday with their newborn triplets, who were born at Netcare St Augustine's Hospital on 4 May 2022. From left to right are Sr Sushie Odayar (maternity unit manager) holding the newborn baby girl, Amrish holding one of the newborn baby boys, Sarika holding the other newborn baby boy, with paediatrician Dr Jonathan Grey Egner who assisted in the birth of the babies looking on.
|Pic: First time parents Amrish Surujballie and Sarika Srikissoon will be celebrating Mother’s Day this Sunday with their newborn triplets, who were born at Netcare St Augustine's Hospital on 4 May 2022. From left to right: Dr Sagie Naidu, Sr Sushie Odayar (maternity unit manager), Sarika, Amrish and obstetrician Dr Mahesh Bhana, who is Dr Sagie Naidu’s colleague.
Dr Naidu has been practising as a gynaecologist, obstetrician and fertility specialist at the Durban Fertility Clinic based at Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital for more than 25 years, and Sarika has been his patient for more than seven years.
Dr Naidu and Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital are delighted to have welcomed the triplets and look forward to waving them safely home. The bouncing triplets will be going home just in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday.
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