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60-Year-Old Nigerian Woman Gives Birth Through IVF In Lagos (Oldest IVF Mother In Africa)

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60-Year-Old Nigerian Woman Gives Birth Through IVF In Lagos (Oldest IVF Mother In Africa)

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June 18, 2014 – Oldest IVF Mother In Africa Emerges From Nigeria; 60-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth To Her First Baby Through IVF In Lagos After 31 Years Of Marriage

60-Year-Old Nigerian Woman Gives Birth Through IVF In Lagos (Oldest IVF Mother In Africa)

There is hope for women who think age is a big barrier to their conception.

A 60-year-old Nigerian woman just gave birth to a baby girl at a hospital in Lagos.

After 31 years of childlessness, Mr Omolara Irurhe has finally set her eyes on her own child.

After several attempt to give birth failed, she ended up in the most unlikely hospital and country in 2010 when she started an IVF (Invitro Fertilization treatment) at St Ives Hospital in Lagos.

This past Monday, what began as a seed hope four years ago culminated in the delivery of a bouncing baby girl.

Mrs. Irurhe becomes the oldest IVF mother in Africa. The global recognition for oldest IVF delivery goes to Rajo Deri Lohan, an Indian who in 2008 was delivered of a baby at 69 years.

The IVF Unit at St. Ives Hospital successfully aided the conception and delivery of the baby and has now equaled the United Kingdom’s record of IVF age delivery.

The team of doctors at the hospital was led by the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Tunde Okewale, who expressed joy at the successful delivery. Okewale said the physical condition of the mother – and not just the age – is a major factor that determines the success of conception and delivery through IVF.

“We treat only after strict medical check of couples. For us, age is not important in our decision to take her on; what was important is the physical condition of the mother. Older women generally make better patients in our experience,” Okewale said.

Hear what the excited new mother said;

“I believe we should not limit God and what the doctors can do in this modern age. I believe this is the appointed time. I was very hopeful throughout the years I was childless and I remained focused on God. We went to many hospitals but we didn’t give up,” “We didn’t have much pressure, even though our marriage is cross cultural –I am Yoruba; my husband is Edo- but we remained hopeful,” .

Desmond Adekunle Irurhe was elated at the birth of his baby. When asked if she supported his wife going for the IVF he replied:

“ I supported her throughout because my wife was dogged and she believed in herself. When I saw her faith, I had no choice but to go with her. She kept telling me she would have her child”. “ The hospital didn’t give us any problem, they were very helpful and we thank them for the successful delivery.”

The couple paid less than one million naira for the IVF treatment

“I will advise couples who are trying to get a baby to try the IVF. My case has rekindled hope for the barren woman. I will say the couple should relax and take it as it comes, they will surely smile,”.  “ I don’t know if I will have another baby, but if the doctors say I can, I will try it,” she said, smiling.

“I give glory to God, we kept our faith in God, we believe this is God’s appointed time. – the mother said

This is a very good news coming from Nigeria.



  1. Cecilly Williams

    June 18, 2014 at 2:46 AM

    I have been to Nigeria 3 times since 2013 because my fiance is there.
    I noticed the standard of some private hospitals in Abuja are better than the one in Long Island where I live.
    We Africans need to appreciate what we have and stop killing each other by seeking medical treatment overseas

    Congratulations madam

  2. Loretta

    June 18, 2014 at 3:29 AM

    From the joyful expression on her face, it is obvious she is the happiest mother alive.
    May God keep your little baby.

  3. O Nels

    June 18, 2014 at 4:09 AM

    To God be the glory! Miracle

  4. beta pikin

    June 18, 2014 at 7:00 AM

    Wooow d joy of every woman is a child….! Thank God for his grace. Congrates to the couple

  5. Echi

    June 18, 2014 at 7:18 AM

    Its really wonderful to be courageous and keeping hope alive in God despite d present prevailing circumstances. God has a special plan for us. Less not limiting God by giving up. Congratulations!

  6. sharton

    June 18, 2014 at 7:46 AM

    glory be to almighty God congrat ma.

  7. Viddy cool

    June 18, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Thank God for her husband who has been by her side through this years and to God be the glory for keeping His appointment with her. Congratulation MA, May God continue to blessed and keep you and your baby IJN.

  8. ophy

    June 18, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    God is Good……….all we need is faith.

  9. Bisi jimmy

    June 18, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Miracle in deed may God give u long life to enjoy this wonderful gift.I rejoice with u madam a very big Congratulation.

  10. omolabake

    June 18, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    May God keep you alive and see the child grow to become somebody better in the future.

  11. Baby

    June 18, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Praise God! He is indeed a wonderful God. Madam I pray God to give u long
    life and good health so that u will enjoy God’s blessings upon ur life. Biggest congratulations!!!!!!!

  12. Joseph

    June 18, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    We should not loose hope in life

  13. Chris

    June 18, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    I’m overwhelmed with such a fantastic news. God is good to all who exercise faith in him. Congrats to the couple

  14. Uzoma

    June 18, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Glory be to God. Congratulations madam and God will continue to guide you and your husband to raise the bundle of joy.

  15. Coded babe

    June 18, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    They should name the child …Miracle,the child is really a blessing to the family

  16. yetty

    June 18, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Allah is great!congratulation ma,may Allah bless d baby 4 u

  17. eby

    June 20, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    Congrat madam,God is great. D God dat answered ur prayer nd bless ur wit a baby shall answer my prayer nd bless me wit children. IN JESUS NAME. AMEN……

  18. Funmie

    June 20, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Congrats ma,Your God did not fail u.MINE has been never failed me too.HE is a supreme being.May YOUR name be glorified forever my God.

  19. Funmie

    June 20, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    ….MINE has never failed me too.

  20. mr saint

    June 25, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    I no fit shout yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhh

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