63 Year Old Woman Delivers Healthy Baby In Jos After 38 Years Of Childlessness In Marriage. (Photos)

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Joy overflowed in Plateau State on Tuesday, May 9th, when a sixty-three-year-old woman said to be the oldest In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) recipient in Africa, gave birth to a healthy baby girl at the Gynaeville Specialist hospital, in Jos, through caesarean section.

The bouncing baby girl delivered at about 36 weeks around 10:51am weighed 135 kilogramme.

The new mother, Margaret Davou, who is a retired civil servant, and lives in Jos South local government area of the state, said she has been married for 38 years without a child, adding that she made an attempt in the past to conceive through assisted-reproductive health but failed.

The surgery was carried out by Jos-based senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Dr. Dalyop Nyango, and Consultant Gynaecologist, Jibrin Suleiman. They said both mother and baby are in stable condition.

One of the members of the team, Dr. Kenneth Egwuda, chairman of Gynaeville, said the “woman is the oldest to achieve pregnancy at the age of 62 in Africa. Based on available records, Mrs. Davou is the oldest woman in Africa to successfully undergo the procedure and give birth”, thereby making history.

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