68-Years-Old Woman Gives Birth To Twins

Margaret Adenuga and her husband Noah have been living together for many decades, burdened and saddened by their inability to have children. It would take many efforts and a lot of hope before they would finally get to realize their dream. The extraordinary pregnancy and birth story of Margaret’s twins flew around the world, and she became one of the oldest moms on the planet.

The Dream To Be Parents

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Image Credit: Getty Images/Fancy Veer Cobris/For Illustrative Purposes

Margaret and Noah Adenuga knew from early on that they wanted to be parents. The couple had a beautiful relationship, which they hoped they would make even better by adding children to it. Their desire to grow as a family was as strong as it can be. But it looked like fate had a few obstacles ready for them. 

Beginning The Journey

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Image Credit: Getty Images/WHL/For Illustrative Purposes

Margaret and Noah got married in 1974, and the year also marked the beginning of their attempt to get pregnant. They were clear about their intentions, and they knew that starting out young would allow them to have as many children as they pleased. But years went by, and they had no luck. The couple knew they would have to get help.

In Search Of Help

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Image Credit: Getty Images/RunPhoto/For Illustrative Purposes

It didn’t look like Margaret and Noah could manage to get pregnant on their own the natural way, so they sought medical intervention. As sad as that was for them, they knew it was the only way forward. They traveled from their home in Nigeria all the way to Britain to consult the best doctors, but things were not looking good. 

The Impossible Dream?

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Image Credit: Getty Images/Science Photo Library-ZEPHYR/For Illustrative Purposes

Margaret and Noah spent all of their savings on their travel and on medical bills, but they were not giving up. They went through 46 years and four rounds of IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), and they were determined to go through even more if that is what it took for them to have a baby. Margaret was lucky enough to have someone very special by her side during this difficult time. 

Support System

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Image Credit:Getty Images/Adolescent Content Niyani Lingham Green/For Illustrative Purposes

It was increasingly frustrating for Margaret to have to undergo the many procedures she did, but she had a rock to lean on through it all. Her husband Noah kept reassuring her that their time will come and that they will hold a baby in their arms one day. Money was of no issue to Noah, and he made sure his wife knew this. But he was worried about something else. 

Raising Concerns

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Image Credit:Getty Images/Adolescent Content Niyani Lingham Green/For Illustrative Purposes

Noah, being the doting husband he was, was only worried about Margaret’s health. After all, he too was aware of her age, and she was no longer young and fit. As years went by, he became more and more concerned with her ability to carry a baby and the likelihood of her surviving the birth. But she showed him some strength and determination.

Full Force Forward

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Image Credit: Getty Images/Maskot/For Illustrative Purposes

When Noah approached Margaret about the issue of age, asking her if she felt she could carry and birth a baby, she simply replied, why not. This reassured Noah immensely, and the fight to have a child in their life was back on. Neither of them was backing down from their dream. But the pressure on the couple was increasing.

Fuelled By Love

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Image Credit: Getty Images/Robert Nicholas/For Illustrative Purposes

Although the couple was still in love decades after their marriage, and they were devoted to each other, Margaret always knew about the family pressures on Noah. According to everyone around them, he should have long ago left her for a younger woman who could bear him children. But Noah’s love for Margaret was simply too strong. And her determination grew even stronger.

Never Losing Hope

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Image Credit: Getty Images/Roc Canals Photography/For Illustrative Purposes

As Margaret aged, she seemed to have been getting more and more determined about having children. She used to tell her husband that they will, in fact, be parents before long. She deeply trusted her intuition, and it seemed like she had a clearer vision about it all than anyone would expect.

The Premonition

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Image Credit: Unsplash/Fallon Michael/For Illustrative Purposes

Margaret used to tell Noah that she believed they would be blessed with not one, but two children. Although this seemed highly unlikely to Noah, as Margaret was already past her prime and had no time for two pregnancies, he tried to accept her vision. And then, one day, her premonition came true.

A Lucky Strike

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Image Credit: YouTube/CGTN Africa

Finally, on April 19, 2020, Margaret gave birth. And not to one child, but to two. The couple’s dream finally came true. Naturally, both mom and dad were ecstatic about the change in their lives, and they were beyond grateful for the opportunity they got this late in their lives. Margaret was 68 years old, and her age could have affected the pregnancy in a tragic way. 

The Risky Pregnancy

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Image Credit: YouTube/CGTN Africa

Margaret was an elderly woman when she gave birth, and her pregnancy was highly unusual. Because she was so advanced in age, and because this was also her first pregnancy, she was at a high risk of not making it through. Margaret and her husband were aware of the risks, and they made sure they were being responsible throughout the whole nine-month process. Someone kept a very close eye on Margaret throughout.

Keeping An Eye On Margaret

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Dr. Adeyemi Okunowo was the person who was lucky enough to deliver Margaret’s babies. He personally took it up to himself to assure the smooth running of the pregnancy and the birth itself, and so he assembled an expert team to assist Margaret and monitor all of her life functions. It looked like she was in the best hands possible, but things could still go wrong.

Conceiving At An Older Age

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Okunowo realized Margaret’s pregnancy was somewhat of a medical miracle, and while he was happy for the expecting couple, he also knew all the risks associated with these kinds of pregnancies. What worried him the most was age-related complications. But he was worried about nothing.

Margaret’s Happy Ending

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In the end, Margaret managed to give birth to two perfectly happy babies. Her pregnancy went exceptionally well, so much so that everyone believed it must have been her undying determination that made it all happen. Margaret and her husband can finally enjoy the big family they always dreamed of.

The story of Margaret’s conception and birth shows the power of human will and love. The couple felt it in their hearts that they were put on this earth to have children, and they simply refused to give up their dream even when it looked like all odds were against them. They knew what they wanted, and they went after it with all their might. 

Sources: The TimesCGTNCNNMetro

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