- A woman has finally given birth after seventeen years of being barren
- The woman delivered a set of quadruplets with her husband
- It was gathered that one of the quadruplets passed away immediately after delivery
A nurse identified as Hadiza Ndayebo has given birth to quadruplets after seventeen years of being barren. The woman delivered the babies at the Jumai Babangida Aliyu Maternal and Neonatal hospital in Minna, Niger state, Nigeria.
In an interview with The Nation, the woman explained that she got pregnant through artificial insemination after years of being barren. She also revealed that one of the quadruplets passed away immediately after delivery.
She said: “I went through artificial insemination because I have been battling with infertility for over 17 years. By December 28, it will be my 17th year in marriage."
The new mother also revealed that she was pregnant ten years ago, adding that she gave birth before her due date but her baby died.
Ndayebo said: “Although 10 years ago, I had normal pregnancy but I gave birth pre-term at 28 weeks and the people died after some days.”
She noted that her family members could not believe she was pregnant with quadruplets and many of them thought she was joking about it.
The woman said: “The babies were two male and two female. Losing one of the female is the will of God. My family did not believe I was carrying quadruplets but they are joyous when it came.”
“There were a lot of challenges for those 17 years because couple without a child is naked. Being patient was not easy because there were some things that you will not be able to tolerate, that you will react to.”
Her husband identified as Alfa Mamood thanked God for blessing him and his wife with quadruplets. He noted that seventeen years of patience, prayers and endurance paid off.
According to Comfort Tsado, the staff affairs officer in the hospital, the new mother was admitted in the hospital seven months before the arrival of the babies in other to monitor her. Tsado also added that the birth of the quadruplets was the first of its kind in the hospital.