- An unnamed elderly couple has welcomed twin children at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria
- The good news was announced on the hospital's official social media page
- The hospital said that the delivery is the first of its kind in Africa
The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has announced the delivery of a set of twins to an elderly couple. The hospital shared the good news on Sunday, 19 April.
Taking to its official page on the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter, the hospital gave more details about the new parents and the birth of the twins.
Brielfy.co.za learnt that LUTH explained that the mother of the twins is a 68-year-old woman. According to the medical facility, the woman got pregnant for the first time and she successfully delivered her twin children.
The hospital noted that the new mother got pregnant through in-vitro fertilisation, popularly called IVF. LUTH said that she was delivered through an elective caesarean section at 37 weeks on Tuesday, 14 April.
"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 doing well," LUTH said.
In other news, it was earlier reported that a pregnant woman gave birth to a baby girl on the road in Lagos. A video was shared on Instagram by a user identified as mrlee9001, in which the new mother and other people could be seen immediately she gave birth.
Three female officers also helped a young woman deliver her baby outside the police station. The woman had gone into labour and was waiting for an ambulance outside the police station when her bundle of joy decided to make an arrival.
The officers, who were identified as Captain Bucyee MaScubu, Sergeant Thulie Ndlovu and Sergeant Nokukhanya Madlala, helped without hesitation. They assisted the lady and helped deliver the baby. Social media users hailed the three police officers as heroes and applauded them online.
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