Woman, 68, And Husband, 70, Welcome 'Miracle' Twins After Undergoing IVF
A 68-year-old woman has given birth to 'miracle' twins after trying to have a baby for 43 years.
Margarett Adenuga and her husband Noah, 70, ended up conceiving with the help of IVF following three failed attempts at the treatment.
Now, the new parents have a little boy and girl which were delivered by c-section on 14 April at Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria.
Noah told Nigeria's TVC News that the couple were inspired to keep going by a dream he had in 1996 that told him he would be 'known across the world.'
A group of fertility doctors had warned the couple that it was dangerous for Margarett to go ahead with the pregnancy but Noah explained that the decision was not the doctor's concern.
The hospital where Margarett had the babies monitored her throughout the pregnancy and she opted for the surgery at 37 weeks.
According to the MailOnline, attending physician Dr Adeyemi Okunowo called the birth 'a miracle' but added that the couple took a huge risk going ahead with the pregnancy.
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Sharing the news on Facebook, the hospital outlined that a delivery like this was a first.
They wrote: "LUTH has successfully delivered a 68-year-old primigravida (pregnancy 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 Tuesday 14th April 2020.
"The IVF & 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!"
The statement added that both the mother and babies are doing well. People were quick to pass on their congratulations to the new parents.
At 69, Margarett is five years younger than the woman who became the oldest mum in the world. Erramatti Mangayamma had also been wanting to have children with her 80-year-old husband Rajarao, a farmer, for most of her life.
The two married back in 1962, but have never had the chance to be parents throughout their long relationship - until now.
After nearly 60 years of waiting, Erramatti is finally the proud mother to twin girls, following IVF treatment in India.
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Lagos University Teaching Hospital
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