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Ugandan woman welcomes twins at 70

A 70-year-old Ugandan woman welcomes twins through IVF

By Web Desk
March 31, 2024
70-year-old woman welcomes twins in Uganda. — Womens Hospital International and Fertility Center Kampala
70-year-old woman welcomes twins in Uganda. — Women's Hospital International and Fertility Center Kampala

A woman from Uganda has became famous for having twins through a special medical procedure called in vitro fertilization (IVF) at the age of 70.

Safina Namukwaya shared the photos of her children with the media.

Namukwaya gave birth to a boy and a girl at Women's Hospital International and Fertility Centre in Uganda. This Saturday, she happily took her new babies home from the hospital.

"At 70, Safina Namukwaya's maternal love blossoms into a miracle, cradling twins alongside Dr. Edward Tamale-Sali," the captions reads as the hospital shared her photo on its Facebook page.

"Their hands hold not just babies, but gems of hope, proving that a mother's love transcends time and age. In this emblematic moment at Women's Hospital International and Fertility Centre, the joy of motherhood shines unblemished, echoing the resilient spirit of Africa where every dream is nurtured with love and care."

Namukwaya chose the names Shakira Babiyre Nabagala for her daughter and Kato Shafique Kangave for her son, according to the local media.

Babiyre and Kato, the twins, have brought a new level of respect for Namukwaya and her husband in their village. She will now be called Nalongo, meaning mother of twins, while her husband, Walusimbi Badru, will be called Salongo, meaning father of twins.

The twins were born on Wednesday, November 29th.

"Mother and babies are all well," the hospital announcement says. According to the hospital records, each of the twins weighed 3 lbs., 7 oz.