Unbelievable: 70-Year-Old Ugandan Mom Welcomes Twins Through IVF – a True Miracle!

In a groundbreaking achievement, a 70-year-old woman in Uganda has given birth to twins after undergoing IVF treatment at a fertility center in Kampala. Safina Namukwaya, one of the oldest women to become a mom, expressed her joy, calling it a ‘miracle.’

The Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Centre (WHI&FC), where the remarkable delivery took place, celebrated the event, highlighting the triumph of the human spirit.

Dr. Edward Tamale Sali, a fertility specialist at WHI&FC, revealed that the mother used a donor egg and her partner’s sperm for the IVF procedure.

The premature birth of the boy and girl at 31 weeks necessitated placement in incubators, but Dr. Sali reassures that they are currently stable.

This accomplishment echoes a similar feat in 2019 when a 73-year-old Indian woman gave birth to twins through IVF.

Ms. Namukwaya’s journey wasn’t without challenges. She faced difficulties in her pregnancy, compounded by the abandonment of her partner upon learning about the twins.

In her own words to Uganda’s Daily Monitor, “Men don’t like to be told that you are carrying more than one child.”

This isn’t Ms. Namukwaya’s first time embracing motherhood later in life; she delivered a baby girl in 2020. The desire to have children stemmed from societal pressures and the fear of growing old without someone to care for her.

While conventional wisdom suggests women go through menopause between 45 and 55, medical advances, including IVF, have extended the possibility of childbirth beyond this timeframe.

In celebrating this extraordinary event, let’s acknowledge the strength and determination exhibited by Ms. Namukwaya and others who challenge societal norms. Kudos to the Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Centre for making dreams come true!

(Source: BBC News)


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