68-year-old woman gives birth to twins in Lagos after being pregnant for the first time

Mother delivered twins
The woman and her babies

A woman said to be 68-year-old of age was delivered a set of twins at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, in Lagos, Nigeria.

According to medical report, that was her first pregnancy as a married woman, and she delivered the babies, a boy and a girl at 37 weeks gestation.

The Chairman, Medical Advisory Council of LUTH, Prof Wasiu Adeyemo, made this known to the public.

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In a statement signed by Prof Adeyemo, he said the woman was pregnant for the first time after undergoing In Vitro Fertilisation.

The 68-year-old woman being assisted to carry one of her babies by an unidentified man perceived to be her husband

The statement reads: “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.”