S'porean couple finally gets first baby after 11 years -- but woman slips into coma after giving birth

A couple finally got their first child 11 years into their marriage, only for the new mother to slip into a coma after giving birth to her premature baby daughter.

The 36-year-old woman had suddenly fallen ill last Tuesday (July 18) and developed a fever. 

Her 32-year-old brother told reporters that his sister had thought it was a common flu, but went to a Gynaecologist anyway.

However, her condition did not improve after that. 

The brother said that his sister was nauseous on Tuesday, and vomited many times.

She visited a Gynaecologist and the doctor discovered that her blood pressure was abnormally high, while the foetus’s heartbeat was slower than usual.

She was immediately conveyed to KK Women's and Children's Hospital, reports Lianhe Wanbao via Lianhe Zaobao

He said: "The doctors told my sister that they have to do a C-section immediately to remove the baby or both she and the baby would be in danger."

According to him, the baby was born premature and weighed only 800g, and is still warded in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). 

Fortunately, her conditions have stabilised. However, the same could not be said for the baby’s mother.

The new mother was diagnosed with a bacteria infection, which led to a liver failure. 

The grieving brother continued: "On the day when she gave birth, she (my sister) was still talking with us, but suddenly became so quiet that evening. She fell into a coma the following evening."

He also revealed that although his sister suffered from Hepatitis B, she was very healthy before pregnancy. 

The sudden deterioration of her health came as a shock to the whole family. 

The victim now requires a liver transplant in order to stay alive.

Now the family is worried about finding a suitable donor and raising the medical bills, the brother confessed.