- A Nigerian woman recently became a mother after 16 years of marriage without a child
- Identified as Susan Egenti, she was delivered of the babies at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja
- The 44-year-old was delivered through a cesarean section on November 6, 2019
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For many women, the joy of motherhood is something to look forward to. While others have been lucky not having to wait for a child, the same cannot be said for others whose journey to motherhood has not been easy.
These are beautiful times for a Nigerian woman who recently became a mother after 16 years of being married without a child. Identified as Susan Egenti, she was delivered of a set of quintuplets on November 6.
The 44-year-old woman, an indigene of Nando, in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State, was delivered through a caesarean section at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja.
The quintuplets; three boys and two baby girls were placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital and are reportedly hale and hearty.
According to Daily Trust, the nurses stated that four of the babies were born healthy, measuring the average weight of a newborn, except one who was underweight and was weighed 1.9 Kg.
In her interview with Daily Trust, Egenti said within her 16 years of marriage, she had taken all medical options (except IVF) to get a baby but to no avail until she had the quintuplets. She said she resorted to traditional/herbal remedies to conceive a child but that was also futile, leaving her in perpetual despair.
She described the birth of her babies as an enormous blessing from God as it was her first and only pregnancy since she got married in 2003.
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