In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 07th, August, 2020

64-Yr-Outdated Lady Ridiculed And Mocked Lastly Provides Start After 24 Years Of Marriage (Photograph)

64-Year-Old Woman Ridiculed And Mocked Finally Gives Birth After 24 Years Of Marriage (Photo)


The unbelievable story of a 64-year-old lady, Safinah Namukwaya who gave delivery to a child after 24 years of marriage has left many individuals actually shocked.


The story may be very true. It occurred in Uganda. For 24 unhappy and making an attempt years, she wished for the fruit of the womb with out success. However, on the 25th June, 2020, her goals of lastly holding her personal little one in her palms lastly got here true.



When Safinah Namukwaya received married to Badru Walusimbi, a resident of Nunda Village in Kalungu District, Uganda in 1996, her solely want was to have at the least one little one with him.


Regardless of being married for 24 years, Ms Namukwaya had not been blessed with kids.


When she tried to have a child in her first marriage with one other man between 1973 and the 90s, she suffered an ectopic being pregnant.


After reaching menopause, her dream of changing into a mom had began to fade.


In March 2019 when she had clocked 63, she visited the Girls’s Hospital Worldwide and Fertility Centre in Bukoto, Kampala and upon examination, Dr Edward Tamale Ssali, the director of the hospital realised that she will be able to conceive regardless of her superior age.


Months later, she conceived and on Thursday June 25, Ms Namukwaya gave delivery to a child woman at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital.



In an interview on Sunday, Dr Ssali stated he realised that Ms Namukwaya had blocked tubes and advisable that she attempt In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).

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“What we did is that her egg cells have been fertilised outdoors her physique and when the embryos fashioned, we put them again into her womb,” Dr Ssali stated.




He added: “She was fortunate that her first try resulted in a profitable being pregnant as a result of some ladies make a number of makes an attempt and fail.”


He stated the entire process prices Ushs15 million however since Ms Namukwaya couldn’t elevate the cash, she was requested to pay four million.


“As a hospital, we made a high up of Ushs11 million to allow her get a child,” the hospital director added.


Dr Ssali stated any lady who shouldn’t be above 70 years and has a robust immunity can nonetheless be helped to conceive utilizing her husband’s sperm, and generally utilizing a donated egg from one other lady.


“Age is only a quantity. Utilizing IVF know-how, any lady can nonetheless have a child as long as her immunity shouldn’t be suppressed by illnesses like HIV/Aids,” he stated.


Ms Namukwaya turns into the 25th lady in Uganda above 50-years-old to conceive via IVF, in keeping with Dr Ssali.




Dr Herbert Kalema, a gynaecologist answerable for Maternity Ward at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, stated that by the point Namukwaya reported on the facility three weeks in the past, she had belly ache, hypertension, issue in respiration and swollen legs.


“We very nicely knew her historical past and when the being pregnant reached eight months, we did not wish to take probabilities and that’s the reason we opted for a caesarean part. We thank God that each one nicely went,” he stated.

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He stated after the operation, Ms Namukwaya turned secure and began breast feeding her child with ease. The infant weighed 2.6kg, which Dr Kalema stated is regular.


“That is the fifth lady above the age of 50 to ship from our facility and all have delivered by caesarean,” he stated.


Dr Kalema stated Namukwaya attended a few of her antenatal clinics at Girls’s Hospital Worldwide and Fertility Centre, however when the lockdown was declared, she shifted to Masaka Regional Referral Hospital.




Ms Namukwaya stated she was enthusiastic about getting a child at a sophisticated age after enduring a number of years of insults and mock from some ladies in her village.


“I actually really feel excited. It’s unbelievable however I thank Allah that I’ve lastly develop into a mom by His grace,” she stated, including that she had named the newborn Sarah.


Mr Walusimbi stated that regardless of the lengthy wait to get a child he by no means deserted his spouse.


“She has all these years been a great and hardworking lady and that’s the reason I selected to stay together with her,” he stated.


In 2009, a 54-year-old lecturer additionally gave delivery to bouncing child boy at Girls’s Hospital Worldwide and Fertility Centre, ten years after reaching menopause.


IVF know-how was launched in Uganda in 2004. Since then, 20,000 infants have been born on the Bukoto-based centre via IVF.


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