A Nigerian woman, Mrs Ajibola Otunbusin delivered a bouncing
baby boy at 67yrs, breaking all kinds of records in the process.
Not only has she become the oldest Nigerian woman to give birth
through IVF (in-vitro fertilization), she is also the oldest African in recorded history to give birth to a baby, and the 2nd oldest mum in
The elated mother and her husband Professor Otunbusin were
beside themselves with joy She had undergone the IVF procedure at the St Ives IVF&Fertility center.
With her successful conception and delivery she becomes the
latest in a long line of women who have benefited from the highly
lauded St Ives IVF programme.
Mrs Ajibola Otunbusin narrated how her efforts to have a child have taken her to several specialist hospitals in Nigeria and India where she underwent numerous procedures without success. This might be hard to believe but I am 67 years old and I have been married for over 39 years.
I have done several IVF both in India and in Nigeria that failed. At several points, I had said to myself: ‘So I will die without a child of my own?’ But I never gave up on God. I held on to the belief that at the appointed time, God will remember me. And my husband kept encouraging me.
“In 2018. I was directed to St. Ives Fertility center by the Holy
Spirit. I started the procedure with joy and I ended it with joy from
above.” While glowing with the radiance that comes from a long mission
finally accomplished, Mrs Ajibola Otunbusin advised other women
who are encountering challenges with childbearing not to lose
hope. She urged them to remain positive and try all medical methods
while also looking up to God for the fruit of the womb.