A 63-year-old woman has given birth to a baby girl, 38 years after being in marriage. She is the oldest woman to give birth in Africa, according to doctors at the GynaeVille Specialist Hospital in Jos. Margaret Davou, gave birth to a bouncing baby girl through reproductive technology after 38 years of marriage. Dayou was delivered of her baby through Caesarean section at the GynaeVille Specialist Hospital, Jos. She expressed that she has undergone many surgeries and many treatment in different hospitals outside Plateau state.
The new mother said: “This is the fourth time in other hospitals and I am grateful to God that at the first trial, since I came back to Jos, it is successful.” She urged woman seeking children to depend on God and seek medical treatment to help the process. She also advised family members to support women who are unable to bare children.
“Woman seeking the fruit of the womb must depend on God and seek medical help because I am not advocating anyone visiting or patronising herbalists.” Kenneth Egwuda, the director of the hospital where Davou delivered her child, expressed that the baby was a miracle. Egwuda said: “God decided to favour this woman because based on her age, 62 at her first visit in this facility in 2016, many would have doubted the success of the treatment.” “But because she looks strong and healthy for her age, we decided to take her as our patient. “I never worried about her age, but IVF is a game of chance and not 100 percent certain that you will get pregnant.” According to the doctor, Davou is the oldest woman in Africa to give birth at age 63. “When she got pregnant, it never occurred to me that something fundamental or striking had happened until someone called my attention to it that this is the oldest reported woman in Africa to give birth at 63 with assisted reproductive technology and it happened here.”