A Nigerian woman, 68, and her husband, 70, are celebrating the birth of twins after 43 years of unsuccessful attempts at conception.
Margarett Adenuga 68, gave birth to a boy and a girl by cesarean in a hospital located in Lagos on April 14 and is reportedly in good condition.
Her husband, Noah, said that she became pregnant in 2019 thanks to IVF after three previous failed attempts with the treatment.
Noah told local media TVC News that he and his wife were inspired to keep going by a dream he had back in 1996 which revealed to him that he would be ‘known across the world.’
In an interview for the BBC, he noted that a number of doctors had warned him of the dangers surrounding his wife’s pregnancy, but added that the decision was not up to them.
According to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, the IVF treatment was performed elsewhere and the couple was only referred to them for treatment later on.
Doctors kept her under constant observation during the pregnancy period until she decided to undergo surgery in her 37th week.
According to attending physician Doctor Adeyemi Okunowo, the birth was “a miracle” saying that the mother and father took a great risk in taking the procedure. She is the oldest woman the hospital has cared for in this condition.