Story By Michel J Otieno
Jazz Maestro Joseph Hellon’s wife overcame the Rhesus disease and gave birth to a bouncing baby girl with no complication and no labor.
Hellon’s wife, Kuyu gave birth Thursday morning at 1.30am. The news was broken by Hellon who announced the miraculous birth of his daughter Misgab Hellon on Facebook.
He revealed that his wife Kuyu overcame the Rhesus disease and give birth to baby Misgab who weighed 3.3 kilograms.
On the condition of the wife after delivery, Hellon said, “The mum is very well and full of joy. Congratulations my sweet Moosky Wagikuyu Kogi Hellon on delivering such a beautiful bundle of human destiny.”
Rhesus disease is one of the causes of hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN). The disease ranges from mild to severe, and typically occurs only in some second or subsequent pregnancies of Rh negative women where the fetus’s father is Rh positive, leading to a Rh+ pregnancy. During birth, the mother may be exposed to the infant’s blood, and this causes the development of antibodies, which may affect the health of subsequent Rh+ pregnancies. In mild cases, the fetus may have mild anaemia with reticulocytosis. In moderate or severe cases the fetus may have a more marked anaemia and erythroblastosis fetalis (hemolytic disease of the newborn). When the disease is very severe it may cause hydrops fetalis or stillbirth.