As Nigeria and the world at large battle with the coronavirus pandemic, goods news from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital has put some smiles back on the faces of people again as a 68-year-old Nigerian woman give birth to twins.
According to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) the 68-year-old Nigerian woman is said to be the oldest new mother in Africa, after her successful delievery.
Reports indicate that is first time in the country’s history that a 68-year-old primigravida (pregnant for the first time) has given birth to twins following an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
The Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, took to Twitter to announce the news.
Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, Wasiu Adeyemo, Chairman, LUTH Medical Advisory Committee said that the 68-year-old Nigerian woman delivered a boy and a girl on April 14 through an elective Caesarean section, at 37 weeks’ gestation.
According to him, the IVF and embryo transfer were done at a facility outside LUTH, but the woman was, thereafter, referred to LUTH at early gestation and was subsequently managed till she delivered.
“This is the first in LUTH, Nigeria and Africa,” he said, adding that both the mother and the babies were in good conditions.