68-Year-Old First Time Mom Delivers Twins
In a stunning development, a 68-year-old woman who is a first-time mother gave birth to a set of healthy beautiful twins on Sunday, 19 April 2020.
The woman’s birth was announced by the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) where the woman delivered. LUTH said that this birth was the first of its kind in Nigeria and in all of Africa. According to the University, the mother and the babies are all doing well.
The university revealed that the mother had to undergo in-vitro-fertilisation (IVF) in order to carry the babies to term.
Below is the communique which was shared on social media by Prof. W. L. Adeyemo of LUTH
LUTH SUCCESSFULLY DELIVERED A 68-YEAR OLD WOMAN OF A TWIN
LUTH has successfully delivered a Sixty-Eight (68) year old primigravida (pregnant for the first time) with twin (a male and a female) gestation (pregnancy) following an IVF conception. She was delivered through an elective Caesarean section at 37 weeks gestation on Tuesday 14th April 2020.
The IVF & embryo transfer were done at an outside facility. She was thereafter referred to LUTH at early gestation and subsequently managed till term.
This is the first in LUTH, Nigeria and Africa!
Mother & babies are well.
Prof. W. L. Adeyemo
For LUTH Management
Great news amidst the COVID19 Pandemic:
— LUTH (@LUTHofficial) April 19, 2020
The woman has been identified as Margarett Adenuga and she is said to have been trying to conceive for over 43 years together with her 70-year-old husband>chaosafrica