63 year old woman, Margaret Davou is excited beyond measure as she
welcomes a baby girl after 38 years of childlessness in her marriage.
new mother had her daughter through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and
she became the oldest IVF recipient in Africa, gave birth to a healthy
baby girl at the Gynaeville Specialist hospital, in Jos, through
The baby girl was delivered at about 36 weeks around 10:51am weighed 3.5 kilogramme.
who is a retired civil servant, and lives in Jos South local government
area stated that she had made several unsuccessful attempt in the past
to conceive through assisted-reproductive health.
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.
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.
Surgeon, Dr. Caleb Miango, noted that the CS was done successfully
without any complication, adding that with the new technology, it is
possible to achieve pregnancy at old age.
you can see, most of our patients have to go abroad, especially India,
to achieve pregnancy. But today, we can achieve such in Nigeria and even
here on the Plateau,” he said.
Plateau State Commissioner
for Health, Dr. Kuden Kamshak, applauded the management of the hospital
for recording such feat and achievement in the state. He promised to
look at ways in which government could partner with the hospital to
subsidise the treatment for women who need such services.
Her husband, Mr. Samson Davou, thanked God and the hospital management for their effort in assisting his wife to deliver safely.
Culled from The Guardian