Mid­night Chil­dren

Southasia - - BRIEFINGS -

There was a rush in hos­pi­tals in Kolkata for the birth of mid­night chil­dren on Au­gust 15, In­dia’s In­de­pen­dence Day. Re­quests poured in at hos­pi­tals across the city by a large num­ber of par­ents ea­ger to get Cae­sar­ian de­liv­er­ies done on Au­gust 15. Many par­ents chose Au­gust 17, which was Jan­mash­tami, for de­liv­ery of their child. The Bha­gi­rathi Neo­tia Women and Child Care Cen­tre had six de­liv­er­ies lined up while the Wood­lands Hos­pi­tal had four. "It's not un­usual to ask for an Au­gust 15 de­liv­ery. Many want their child to be born on In­de­pen­dence Day. But aus­pi­cious days like Jan­mash­tami are equally popular," lo­cal sur­geon, Ram­jet Chakrabarty said.

Doc­tors usu­ally al­low a four to six days win­dow for Cae­sar­ian sec­tions. Of­ten, par­ents want this to be stretched to ac­com­mo­date a pre­ferred day. "This could be risky so we don't al­low this," said Chakrabarty.

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