A 68-year-old woman has given birth to a set of twins; a male and female, at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on Tuesday, April 14.
The chairman of LUTH’s Medical Advisory Committee Prof. W. L. Adeyemo revealed that the successful delivery was historic as it was the first in Nigeria and Africa.
In a statement, Prof. W. L. Adeyemo revealed that the pregnancy which was the woman’s first was conceived through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).
The statement reads:
LAGOS UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL (LUTH)
LUTH SUCCESSFULLY DELIVERED A 68-YEAR OLD WOMAN OF A TWIN
LUTH has successfully delivered a Sixty-Eight (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 14th April, 2020.
The IVF & embryo transfer were done at an outside facility. She was then referred to LUTH at early gestation and subsequently managed till term.
This is the first in LUTH, Nigerian and Africa!
Mother & babies are well.
Prof. W.L. Adeyemo
For LUTH Management