63-year-old woman gives birth through IVF in Ekiti

Pregnant woman pregnancy

A 63-year-old woman Temitope Ogundipe has been delivered of a baby boy through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) at Olives Specialist Hospital, Ado-Ekiti.

Mrs. Ogundipe told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Ado-Ekiti that she was full of joy because of the baby.

She said that faith in God and support from her husband kept her going after many years of childlessness.

According to her, she had tried to have a child for many years and had gone to many hospitals for solution, but all proved abortive.

“I have tried this IVF before now and it failed. It was a friend who introduced this particular hospital to me.

“I had to come all the way from Oyo State to Ekiti for the IVF,” she said.

Ogundipe called on women looking for “this kind of precious gift” not to lose hope and said, “if God can do it for me at the age of 63 years, He can also do it for them.”

She advised young women with problems of childlessness to seek help from specialists as early as possible.