70 Year Old woman gives birth to twins
70 Year Old woman gives birth to twins.
She delivered a baby boy and girl via caesarean at a fertility centre in the capital, Kampala.
Safina Namukwaya, described the birth of the twins on Wednesday as a “miracle”
Safina gave birth to twins through IVF treatment, making her the oldest woman in Africa to achieve this milestone.
The Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Centre in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, confirmed the good news.
This is Ms Namukwaya’s second delivery in three years. She gave birth to a baby girl in 2020.
She said she had wanted to have children after she was mocked for being childless.
“I looked after people’s children and saw them grow up and leave me alone. I wondered who would take care of me when I grow old.” she said.
With her first husband, who died in 1992, she had no children of her own.
Her current partner, whom she met in 1996, did not attend the birth, much to her dismay.
“Maybe he’s not happy that I gave birth to twins,” she said.
Both mother and babies are in good health and are still under observation at the facility in Uganda.