A 63-year-old Nigerian woman has delivered a bouncing baby boy in Ekiti, South-West Nigeria.
Wellness Health reports that the sexagenarian welcomed this bundle of joy through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) on Monday, January 31.
The 63-year-old woman identified as Temitope Ogundipe delivered the baby at Olives Specialist Hospital, Ado Ekiti.
The new mother-of-one expressed her joy to correspondents with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Sexagenarian Nigerian Woman Gives Birth
She said that she was joyous at the birth of the baby.
Ogundipe revealed how she coped with years of childlessness.
She said that despite trying in different hospitals seeking the fruit of the womb, she did not give up.
According to her, faith in God and support from her loved ones especially her husband kept her strong.
“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 advised young women looking for the fruit of the womb to see a specialist quickly.
The sexagenarian also encouraged women looking for “this kind of gift” not to give up.
According to her, “if God can do it for me at the age of 63 years, He can also do it for them.”
The Medical Director of Olives Specialist Hospital, Dr Adebayo Adeniyi was also appreciated.
Ogundipe mentioned his words of encouragement, calmness and support during the IVF process.
Adeniyi also told newsmen that he was excited about the delivery of the baby. He added that the Almighty God and the medical team were responsible for the success.
“The hospital has recorded significant successes in IVF treatment within a short time,” Adeniyi said.
He called on the government to subsidise IVF treatment for women in need of it.
The Medical Director also advised the government to treat infertility like a disease that needs adequate attention.
He said provisions should be made for people through the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
“This will go a long way in assisting couples who are unable to access IVF because of the high cost,’’ Adeniyi added.