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68-Year-Old Nigerian Woman Gives Birth For The First Time To Set Of Twin Babies In LUTH

A 68-year-old woman has given birth for the first time in Lagos hospital.

A 68-year-old Nigerian woman has given birth to a set of twins at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba.

68-Year-Old Nigerian Woman Gives Birth For The First Time To Set Of Twin Babies In LUTH 1

A statement signed by the Chairman, Medical Advisory Council of LUTH, Prof Wasiu Adeyemo, said the woman was pregnant for the first time after undergoing In Vitro Fertilisation.

She was delivered of the babies – a boy and a girl – through an elective Caesarean section on April 14, 2020.

He said: “LUTH has successfully delivered a 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 April 14, 2020.

“The IVF and 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 and babies are well.”

According to healthline.com, IVF is a type of assistive reproductive technology that involves retrieving eggs from a woman’s ovaries and fertilising them with sperm.

KanyiDaily had also reported how a 44-year-old woman gave birth to quintuplets in Abuja after 16 years of childlessness.

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