Margaret Adenuga is thought to be the oldest first-time mother in Africa after she and husband Noah, 77, welcomed a son and daughter at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) last Tuesday. While many would give up hope after decades of trying, Noah says he always knew they would become parents one day.
The pair first began trying for a baby after getting married in 1974. They spent their savings and travelled between West Africa, Britain and a number of other places to conceive, according to local reports. After 46 years of trying and four rounds of IVF, they welcomed twins last week. Noah told CNN:
‘I am a dreamer, and I was convinced this particular dream of ours will come to pass.’ Dr. Adeyemi Okunowo, who delivered the babies, has revealed a specialist team was assembled at the hospital to monitor the pregnancy because of Margaret’s age.
He said: ‘As an elderly woman and a first-time mother, it was a high-risk pregnancy and also because she was going to have twins but we were able to manage her pregnancy to term.’
jrose onyx – This is what love looks like. He loves his wife. They love each other and their kids. Any woman would be blessed to have a man like him. May God strengthen them and bless them abundantly.
Omar Brown – All things are possible with christ god has bless this couple even in their old age .thank u God
Sherlene Flores – I claim this same blessing for every couple who are trusting God for.children. he can n will do.it.for.them. in Yeshuah name
Tia G – Look at how good and vibrant both parents look. Black don’t crack when God’s got your back.
Betty Howarth – God has done this wonderful miracle he is God none else tells him what to do he will still look for you to see them growing and still going to church. Amen continue keeping his trust in him.