Sexagenarian Woman Gives Birth to Twins in Lagos


The Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba on Sunday announced that a 68-year-old woman has given birth to a set of twins for the first time.

A statement signed by the Chairman, Medical Advisory Council of LUTH, Prof Wasiu Adeyemo, said the sexagenarian delivered the babies after undergoing In Vitro Fertilisation.

He said, “LUTH has successfully delivered a 68-year old primigravida (pregnant for the first time) with twin (a male and a female) gestation (pregnancy) following an IVF conception.

“She was delivered through an elective Caesarean section at 37 weeks gestation on April 14, 2020.

“The IVF and embryo transfer were done at an outside facility. She was thereafter referred to LUTH at early gestation and subsequently managed till term.

”This is the first in LUTH, Nigeria, and Africa! Mother and babies are well.”

IVF is a type of assisted reproductive technology that involves retrieving eggs from a woman’s ovaries and fertilising them with sperm.