A 68-year-old woman has been delivered of twins at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, POLITICS NIGERIA reports.
Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, Chairman, LUTH Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), told reporters on Sunday that the woman was pregnant for the first time.
Adeyemo said the woman delivered the babies – a boy and a girl – through an elective Caesarean section on April 14, at 37 weeks gestation.
He said that the IVF and embryo transfer were done at a facility outside LUTH.
Adeyemo further said that the woman was, thereafter, referred to LUTH at early gestation and was subsequently managed till she was delivered.
According to Prof. Adeyemo, this is the first time such feat will be recorded in Africa.
“This is the first in LUTH, Nigeria and Africa,” he said, adding that both the mother and the babies were in good conditions,” he said.