A 70-year-old woman gives birth to twins after being abandoned by her partner: “Men don’t want more than one child”

A 70-year-old woman has given birth to twins in Uganda after undergoing fertility treatments, making her one of the world’s oldest mothers.

Safina Namukwaya gave birth to a boy and a girl on Wednesday via Caesarean section at the hospital in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, where she had been receiving in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment, said Arthur Matsiko, spokesman for the International Facilities Center at Uganda Hospital. Women.

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Dr. Edward Tamale Sali, a fertility specialist at that institution, told the BBC news network that the mother used a donated egg and her partner’s sperm for the in vitro fertilization procedure.

Of the birth, the hospital said on its official Facebook account: “As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we have achieved the extraordinary: giving twins to the oldest mother in Africa!”

Safina Namukwaya had twins at age 70.Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Center via Facebook

In the post, the hospital added that the mother and babies are doing well. They were born prematurely at 31 weeks and placed in incubators, according to the BBC.

“She is healthy. She is talking. She walks if they tell her to walk around the hospital,” Matsiko reported on Friday, speaking of Namukwaya, who had a daughter at the same facility in 2020 after another IVF treatment.

The news of twins destroyed their relationship

Namukwaya told Uganda’s Daily Monitor newspaper that her pregnancy had been difficult because her partner abandoned her when she realized she was having twins, according to the BBC.

“Men don’t like to be told that you are pregnant with more than one child. Since I joined here, my man has never shown up,” she added.

Namukwaya explained to the British media that she longed to be a mother, among other things, because some people made fun of her for not having children.

She is the oldest woman to have given birth at the hospital, which is owned by a leading gynecologist in the East African region. The hospital specializes in helping couples struggling to have children.

Advances in research are improving success rates in IVF treatment. In southern India, for example, local media reported that a 73-year-old woman gave birth to twin girls in 2019 after receiving treatment.

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