A 70-year-old Ugandan woman has welcomed twins after years of barrenness.
Glamtush reports that a 70-year-old woman in Uganda has given birth to twins, describing the miraculous event as a source of joy after years of barrenness.
This online newspaper understands that Safina Namukwaya delivered the twins, a boy and a girl, at a medical facility in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, on Wednesday, thanks to fertility treatment.
“This is extraordinary achievement, delivering twins to Africa’s oldest mother at 70 years,” Doctor Edward Tamale Sali, who supervised her pregnancy and delivery, told AFP.
He said mother and babies — a boy and a girl — were still in the care of the Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Centre that he founded, but were in good health.
“There is no way to express my joy at this moment,” said Namukwaya, who lives in the rural of Masaka about 120 kilometres (75 miles) west of Kampala.
“At 70 years when I’m considered weak, unable to get pregnant and deliver, or look after a baby, and here is a miracle of the twins,” she told AFP by phone.
The new mother recounted how she previously gave birth to a girl in 2020, after being mocked as “cursed woman” who had previously failed to produce a child.
She said her first husband had died in 1992, leaving her without children, and she met her current partner in 1996.
Namukwaya expressed disappointment that her partner has not visited her since she went to the hospital for delivery, saying that his absence might be linked to the fear of the responsibilities associated with having twins.
“Maybe he is not happy that I delivered twins because men don’t want to know you are carrying more than one child in a womb for fear of may be responsibilities that come with that,” she said.