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How 70-year-old woman conceived, gave birth to twins

How 70-year-old woman conceived, gave birth to twins

Safina Namukwaya, a 70-year-old Ugandan woman, has given birth to twins in Kampala, the Ugandan capital.

According to BBC, the woman delivered a set of twins; a boy and a girl, after becoming pregnant through an In vitro fertilisation treatment.

Namukwaya went through a successful caesarean delivery on Wednesday at the Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Centre in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

Medical professionals at the hospital reported that both the mother and her newborns are in good health following the caesarean delivery.

“This story isn’t just about medical success; it’s about the strength and resilience of the human spirit,” the hospital said.

According to the hospital, Namukwaya becomes the oldest woman in Africa to give birth.

The mother told a privately owned NTV channel that she had suffered some complications and difficulties during her pregnancy, including the father of her children leaving her.

She said: “Men don’t like to hear that you are going to have more than one child. Even after I was admitted, my man never showed up.

“One time, a very young boy heckled at me saying I had been cursed by my mother to die without a child.

“Many people judged and abused me for being barren but, I decided to leave everything to the Almighty God who has finally answered my prayers.”

The 70-year-old revealed that this marks her second delivery within three years, with her firstborn, a girl named Sarah, arriving in 2020.

While Ms Namukwaya’s case is a rare one, it’s not the first time a woman has given birth at a more advanced age.

In 2019, Erramatti Mangayamma, from India, gave birth to twins through IVF at the age of 74 – becoming the world’s oldest mother.

Mangayamma, of Andhra Pradesh state, gave birth to two healthy baby girls with her husband of 57 years, Sitarama Rajarao at her side.


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