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Jennylyn Mercado Delivers Baby D Via C-Section. Dennis Assures Fans, 'They Are Both Doing Very Well Now'
  • Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo welcomed their healthy baby girl, Baby 'D,' last April 25, 2022.

    In a statement in 24 Oras aired on May 2, the couple said that Jennylyn and her baby are doing very well now, after the 34-year-old actress underwent an emergency CS operation following her check-up.

    "We would like to announce that Jennylyn and I gave birth to a healthy baby girl last April 25, 2022 at about 5pm. Baby 'D' weighs 5.7 lbs. and was delivered through caesarean procedure.

    Everything went smoothly inside the operating room and both Jennylyn and baby 'D' are doing very well now.

    Despite having sleepless nights these past days, Jen and I are very much enjoying our time as parents and we are very thankful that we are blessed with a healthy baby girl."

    Everyone is excited to see Baby D, but the couple said they will share more details very soon in their YouTube channel.

    They thanked everyone who sent their well wishes for their family.

    The couple announced this surprise to their fans and followers in Jennylyn's most recent YouTube vlog posted on May 2, where she gave a tour of their baby girl's nursery.

    At the end of the vlog, a video clip of Dennis and Jennylyn in a hospital room can be seen.

    "Check-up lang dapat kami ngayon, eh, bigla nalang kaming manganganak na raw."

    She added, "Hindi kami ready."

    The next clips showed Dennis, who is about to enter the operating room.




    He said, "Susunod na ako sa operating room, medyo kinakabahan ako."

    The vlog ended with a photo of Jennylyn in the operating room, accompanied by Dennis. 




    The couple who loves surprises, indeed, was surprised by the arrival of their baby D!

    Jennylyn and Dennis were initially planning for a surrogacy, but were able to conceive naturally. 

    The two announced their engagement in late October last year, and that they are expecting their first child. Then, fans were surprised when they had a civil wedding, wearing matching outfits. They then revealed that they were having a baby girl.

    Jennylyn recently shookt the internet with her beautiful maternity shoot photos.

    Why Emergency CS happens?

    Smart Parenting asked Dr. Camilla Fernandez-de Dios, an OB-Gyn Graduate of St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City on what factors do doctors consider before deciding that the mother will undergo an emergency C-section procedure to deliver her baby.

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    "Usually we have warning signs that tell us when there is an immediate need for delivery," she said.

    "One, patient has had previous cesarean delivery, and is having contractions upon checkup. We do an internal examination (IE), and the cervix is open, meaning labor is ensuing and delivery should be expedited. We call this CS for scarred uterus - meaning there was a previous major OR involving the uterus and if mag contract there's a risk na magrupture yung uterus because of the previous surgeries."

    She adds, a CS operation will be ordered when fetal bradycardia or low fetal heart rate is observed. "On handheld doppler, fetal heart rate of <120bpm is suspicious. We call this CS for Non-Reassuring Fetal Status / Non-Reassuring Fetal Heartrate Pattern."

    Dr. Fernandez-de Dios also said that it can be based on ultrasound results. "Upon a series of ultrasound results, we see changes in the doppler (reversal in flow, etc) that warrants delivery because the uterus is no longer a "healthy environment" for the fetus and it can cause more harm than good if we continue on with the pregnancy.

    "Other factors include, no growth in the fetus, anhydramnios - meaning the amniotic fluid is almost zero, poor BPS score (score of 2-4/8)," she adds.

    In the end, she said, "Basically, it depends on your OB Gyn because it's her call."

    Check out these amazing birth photos from Pinay moms.

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