A 68-year-old Nigerian woman successfully delivered twins on her first pregnancy, the Lagos University Teaching hospital, LUTH, reported over the weekend.
The hospital celebrated a feat it said was the first in the country and across Africa. The mother delivered the babies – a boy and a girl – via elective Caesarean section, a LUTH statement added.
The mother was carrying a pregnancy for the first time having undergone an In Vitro Fertilization, IVF, and embryo transfer at an outside facility.
The parents were pictures with their children in a photo released by the hospital. Most people responding to the development which the hospital referred to as “Great News amid the COVID-19 pandemic” congratulated the parents and the medics for their efforts.
Great news amidst the COVID19 Pandemic:
LUTH SUCCESSFULLY DELIVERED A 68-YEAR OLD FIRST TIME MOTHER OF A TWIN#FirstTimeParent #FirstTimeInAfrica #LUTH pic.twitter.com/A8bK8uNhQM
— LUTH (@LUTHofficial) April 19, 2020