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68-YEAR-OLD WOMAN DELIVERED OF TWINS AT LAGOS UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, on Sunday, April 19, announced that a 68-year-old woman was delivered of a set of twins in the hospital and they are her first children.

Though the institution did not reveal the name of the new mother, it however displayed the photograph of the woman, her husband and the twins in its twitter handle.

According to the health institution in a statement on its twitter handle on Sunday signed by the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Council, Professor W.L Adeyemo entitled: “LUTH successfully delivered a 68-year-old of a twin”, the woman, who gave birth to a boy and a girl through Caesarean Section, conceived the children through In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF).

According to the statement by the hospital, “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 Tuesday, 14 April, 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! Mothers and babies are well.”

@ Nigerian Tribune

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