Love & Family

68-year-old woman gives birth to ‘miracle’ twins

She'd been trying to have kids for 43 years

A 68-year-old Nigerian woman has become a mother for the first time after welcoming twins last week through IVF.

Margarett Adenuga and her husband Noah, 70, had been trying to have children for the last 43 years with no success.

Following the ‘miracle’ birth at Lagos University Teaching Hospital on April 14, the facility shared a tweet to congratulate the happy couple.

However, not everyone has shared their sentiment, with many people labelling the first-time parents ‘reckless’ for using IVF.

Despite their concerns, Noah insists it was a private decision.

In the announcement, which has since gone viral, the hospital revealed that the IVF and embryo transfer were undertaken at another facility.

Speaking to BBC, the attending physician at the hospital, Dr Adeyemi Okunowo described the birth as a ‘miracle’ but admitted the couple had taken a huge risk.

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