A 68-year-old woman has been delivered of a set of twins, following an IVF conception, the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has said.
Chairman, LUTH Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, said in a statement on Sunday that the woman was pregnant for the first time.
Adeyemo said she was delivered on April 14 through an elective Caesarean section, at 37 weeks gestation.
He said the IVF and embryo transfer were done at a facility outside LUTH.
Adeyemo added that the woman was then referred to LUTH at early gestation and was subsequently managed till she was delivered.
The statement read; “LUTH has successfully delivered a Sixty-Eight (68) year old primigravida (pregnant for the first time) with twin (a male and a female) gestation (pregnancy) following an IVF conception. She was delivered through an elective Caesarean section at 37 weeks gestation on Tuesday 14th April 2020.
“The IVF & 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,” he said, adding that both the mother and the babies were in good conditions.