- A 70-year-old woman, Safina Namukwaya, in Uganda gave birth to twins after fertility treatment.
- Namukwaya was undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment at the Women’s Hospital International Facility Center.
- The hospital, owned by a prominent gynecologist in the East African region, specializes in helping couples who are having difficulty conceiving.
A 70-year-old woman in Uganda has given birth to twins after fertility treatment, making her one of the world’s oldest new mothers.
‘WORLD’S OLDEST MUM’ GIVES TWINS AT 74 AFTER IVF, HOSPITAL SAYS
Safina Namukwaya gave birth to a boy and a girl on Wednesday by caesarean section at the hospital in the capital Kampala where she was receiving IVF treatment, said Arthur Matsiko, spokesman for the Women’s Hospital International Facility Center.
“She is healthy. She talks. She walks if she is told to walk in the hospital,” Matsiko said Friday, referring to Namukwaya, who gave birth to a daughter at the same facility in 2020 after IVF treatment.
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Namukwaya is the oldest woman to give birth at the hospital, whose owner is a prominent gynecologist in the East African region. The hospital specializes in helping couples who have difficulty conceiving children.
Research breakthroughs improve success rates in IVF treatment. In particular, the media reported that a 73-year-old woman in southern India gave birth to twin girls in 2019 after IVF.