This couple was married in 1974 and had always desired to have a child of their own. After four IVF attempts, Margaret. 68, and her husband Noah, 77, have finally become parents of beautiful twin babies, a boy, and a girl.
Margaret. 68, and her husband Noah, 77, has been married since 1974 and had long desired to have a child of their own. Margaret went through several IVF procedures that failed but she never gave up. Last Tuesday, the woman finally gave birth to healthy twins, a boy, and a girl after 46 years of marriage. Her doctor told CNN that she's lucky as many may succumb to other complications during or after having a baby at this age.
Margaret Adenuga, 68, and her husband Noah Adenuga, 77, were married in 1974 and had long desired to have a child of their own. To fulfill their dream of becoming parents, Margaret Adenuga went through three previous IVF procedures that didn't work out. Adenuga said they never gave up even after the failed attempts and were finally successful.
Noah Adenuga, who is a retired stock auditor, told CNN, "I am a dreamer, and I was convinced this particular dream of ours will come to pass."
The healthy twins were delivered via caesarian section at 37 weeks last Tuesday at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). The babies were delivered by Dr. Adeyemi Okunowo, who assembled a specialist team at the hospital to monitor the pregnancy because of the mother's age.
"As an elderly woman and a first-time mother, it was a high-risk pregnancy and also because she was going to have twins but we were able to manage her pregnancy to term," Okunowo told CNN.
The Indian woman who gave birth at the age of 73 is reported to be the oldest person to give birth at that age.
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Dr. Adeyemi Okunowo told CNN: "There are age-related medical complications that come with being pregnant at that age such as the baby being born preterm. She's lucky but many may succumb to other complications during or after having a baby."