Savina Namukwaya, a 70-year-old woman living in Uganda, has become the oldest woman in Africa to give birth. The woman gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, last Wednesday.
According to Uganda International Women’s Hospital and Fertility Centre, which reported The issue is on social mediaSafina gave birth after insemination in the laboratory. This fertility center, which has been in business for more than 20 years, describes birth as a “historic event.”
The twins were born by caesarean section in a hospital in the capital, Kampala, and doctors say that the two children and their mother are in good condition. After suffering several miscarriages, losing her husband, and being criticized within her community for not having children, Safina decided to try her luck through fertilization.
“I have no words to describe the kindness of the doctors. It was a friend who had a baby through the same procedure who brought me here and assured me that I would be able to have children after a long time of trying.” The woman in the video accompanying the post from the hospital.
Although the condition is rare, it is not the only one. In 2019, a 74-year-old Indian woman gave birth to twins in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Everything indicates that Erramati Manjayamma will be the oldest woman in the world to ever give birth, surpassing the case of Daljinder Kaur, who in 2016 became the mother of a boy at the age of 72.
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