Triple Treat For Gounders
ANadi couple is over the moon after welcoming their new born triplets into the world. The trio’s mother, Ashna Gounder, 27, said the babies were born healthy with the girls weighing 1.96kg and 1.95kg while the boy was 2.35kg at the Lautoka Hospital. Ten days old now Terina Gounder (girl), Trishan Gounder (boy) and Tisha Gounder (girl) were born minutes apart by Caesarean section on August 21 between 8:20pm to 8:24pm at 35 weeks. This was the second time Mrs Gounder gave birth. Her first daughter is now four and half years old and the couple and their family members are happy for their bundle of joy. She said she was grateful to the nurses and staff of Lautoka hospital for taking excellent care of her and the babies. “In fact we have had 120 per cent attendance, which included preparedness, monitoring the growth of the babies and mothers health and a very successful Caesarean section. “I am also having friend requests on Facebook, after I put up the picture with these three. “In the beginning when the doctor asked us if anyone in our family were twins we were shocked and thought we were having twins, but then later he revealed we will have triplets,” Ms Gounder said. Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate said he was happy about the recent rise of positive feedbacks received from the patients on the good hospital services. “There have been many instances when patients have given us positive feedbacks about our hospital staff and their services. Many are expressing their gratitude on how our nurses and doctors have been taking care of them,” Mr Usamate said. He said the ministry’s aim was to continue to provide such great services and thanked the hospital staff, nurses and doctors working in line with the ministry’s effort in providing best care and services to the patients. She said giving birth to the trio came to them as a surprise, but the couple were ready to explore the new life changing experience.
The father of the triplets, Bal Krishna Gounder’s family has a history of having twins, his mother has a twin sister and his dad also had a twin brother. “My grandmother also had the same situation therefore it looks to be in our genes,” Mr Gounder said. The couple hosted a small ‘chatti’ (Hindu ceremony for new born babies) at their house in Malolo, Nadi on Monday.
In the beginning when the doctor asked us if anyone in our family were twins we were shocked and thought we were having twins, but then later he revealed we will have triplets,
Bal Krishna Gounder