• Sat. Mar 25th, 2023


A woman identified as  Mrs. Maureen Anyaegbu was delivered of four babies at the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute Meta, Yaba, Lagos.

The three girls and a boy were reportedly delivered on August 6 by a team of 20 medical personnel in a surgery that lasted six hours.

Newsnaija gathered that Maureen and her husband, simply known as Nonso, had been married for over five years and had become worried when the 41-year-old woman did not conceive, stating that they have gone to different prayer mountains and had also sought medical help.

Nonso told our source that throughout their waiting, he never allowed anyone to pressure his wife or blamed her for their lack of children.

43-year-old Nonso explained that when his wife became pregnant, they hoped for only one child, but were surprised when the scan result showed triplets.

Nonso stated that he was excited when the doctors announced his wife had been delivered of quadruplets.

Nonso said  “When my wife got pregnant, we went for a scan, which showed it was not one but three even up till two days to delivery, the scan still showed it was three.

“But  surprisingly on the day she was in labour, the matron came out and said, ‘Congratulations, we brought out four babies.’ It was a miracle. We have been praying to God for one or two, but he chose to shock us with four,” he added.

The 42-year-old man advised couples waiting for their own babies to be patient and not neglect medical help.

According to Nonso, the longer they wait, the bigger the surprise.

He said “There is no time that is too late for God to act on your situation but at the same time, go for tests and seek medical advice. Childlessness is not always about impotence or infertility; it could be that some things are not working well in your body. When your faith meets science, something good happens,”

While noting that his wife conceived naturally, he said the family would appreciate the support from well-meaning Nigerians.

The new mother said her family closed the chapter of child-bearing in “one shot.”

Maureen also commended her husband’s support during the period.

A  Dr.  In the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, Federal Medical Center, Ebute Meta, identified as Dr. Job Adebayo said the patient was monitored until she went into labour.

He noted that a cesarean section was planned for her delivery due to the number of babies.

Dr. Joe said “After I brought out the third baby, I wanted to remove the placenta when I found something kicking my hand. Lo and behold, it was the fourth baby in the amniotic sac. The last child was the heaviest of them all. The other babies were 1.5 kg, 1.56 kg, 1.6 kg, but the last child weighed 1.9 kg; they are all doing fine,”

Dr. Adedamola Dada, The Managing Director of the FMC, said the hospital had delivered twins and triplets in the past, adding that it was the first time it would deliver a set of quadruplets.

Dr. Dada said in a few days’ time, both mother and children would be discharged.

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