"They told me I had to deliver my babies early, their lives were at risk...they weren't ready for the world outside. I was terrified. But I knew I had to do everything to save them. Even if it meant risking my own life." - Seyeda
Seyeda started experiencing labour pains at 25 weeks. To protect her babies and to provide maximum support, doctors tried their best to postpone the delivery. Though it was risky for Seyeda, she put all her efforts to keep them safe. Despite the efforts, the twins- Bettina and Belita were born prematurely at 27 weeks due to which their organs are not fully developed.
I have exhausted everything I have but it is still not enough
“We were expecting the delivery in November so I started saving up for it but which parent expects to see their babies like this? Doctors said they need ventilator support for 7 weeks. I somehow managed for 2 weeks but I am no longer able to afford the cost.I don’t know what to do.” -Angshuman
Angshuman works in the administrative department in a hospital. His income would have been enough for them to raise both the daughters. But with the unexpected turn of events, they are devastated and helpless.
“ The NICU stay is costing us Rs30,000- 40,000 a day, I watch my husband asking for help from everyone he knows, but it is not enough. I wish I could help but I have difficulty to even take few steps,”- Seyeda
Seyeda is still recovering from her pregnancy. She is having intense pain in her abdomen. Though she is in a lot of pain, she manages to walk up to the NICU to have a look at her children even if it is for a few minutes. She panics when she sees either or both of them struggling to breathe.
I wish we had a family to support us
“Both our parents are not with us anymore. I've never missed them more. I wish they were here to support us. My wife is already in so much stress and I don’t know who to depend on emotionally. I have to be strong for her.”- Angshuman
Both the girls are showing positive improvement but Angshuman is unable to keep up with the cost. Your kind help can save them and give this couple a chance of a happy family.