Medical Feat: Woman, 68, delivers twins at LUTH

Medical Feat: Woman, 68, delivers twins at LUTH

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) today, Sunday April 19, announced that it has successfully delivered a 68-year-old first time mother of twins.

In a statement by Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, the hospital’s Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), the  Nigerian woman has become the oldest new mother of a child in Africa.

The hospital said the primigravida (pregnant for the first time) woman was delivered of a baby boy and a baby girl following an in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) conception.

“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!

“Mother & babies are well,” the statement said.

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