68-year-old first-time mother goes viral after delivering twins (photos)
- An unnamed elderly couple has welcomed twin children at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital
- The good news was announced on the hospital's official social media page
- The hospital said that the delivery is the first in Africa
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The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has announced the delivery of a set of twins from an elderly couple. The hospital shared the good news on Sunday, April 19, 2020.
Taking to its official page on the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter, the hospital gave more details about the new parents and the birth of the twins.
LUTH explained that the mother of the twins is a 68-year-old woman. According to the medical facility, the woman got pregnant for the first time and she was successfully delivered of her twin children.
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The hospital noted that the new mother got pregnant through In Vitro Fertilisation popularly called IVF. LUTH said that she was delivered through an elective cesarean section at 37 weeks on Tuesday, 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 doing well," LUTH said.
In other news, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a 20-year-old lady from Bangladesh has been found to possess 2 different wombs, a condition called didelphys.
The lady by name Arifa Sultana gave birth on 2 occasions, nearly a month apart. Interestingly, on the second occasion, Arifa Sultana, gave birth to 2 children, a boy and a girl, giving her 3 kids in 2 months.
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