68 year-old woman delivered of twins, Nigeria and Africa’s first

April 19, 2020
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Just for illustration: 68 year-old woman delivered of a set of twins

In what was called Nigeria and Africa’s first, a 68-year-old woman has delivered a set of twins.

The delivery on 14 April, at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), followed an IVF conception.

The woman was pregnant for the first time, said Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, Chairman, LUTH Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC).

Adeyemo said that she was delivered at 37 weeks, through an elective Caesarean section.

Both the IVF and embryo transfer were done at a facility outside LUTH.

Adeyemo further said that the woman was, thereafter, referred to LUTH at early gestation and was subsequently managed till she was delivered.

“This is the first in LUTH, Nigeria and Africa,” he said.

He said the unidentified mother and the babies were in good conditions.

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