A fifty-eight-year-old postmenopausal woman on Wednesday delivered a set of twins (two girls) at the Trustcare Specialist Hospital and Fertility Centre in Kumasi after undergoing an Intro-Vitro Fertility and Embryo Transfer (IVF-ET) at the centre.
The IVF-ET is a specialised process in medicine that is used to help couples who for various reasons cannot get pregnant naturally.
In Ghana, the procedure was first introduced by a private specialist hospital in Tema in 1990.
The woman, (name withheld), who was delivered through a caesarian operation has never giving birth, in her 30 years of marriage.
Speaking to the Daily Graphic, the Clinical Embryologist, Mr Isaac Kofi Adu, said the children and their mother were doing well.
He stated that the woman reported to the hospital in July 2015, having ceased menstruation for over 11 years, and on August 20, 2015 she underwent a surgical operation to remove a fibroid from her uterus (womb).
According to Mr Adu, three months after the operation, she was put on medication to enhance growth of the womb to make it stronger, due to her menopausal state, and the IVF procedure then commenced on February 2, 2016.
The first of the girls delivered weighed 2.1 kg while the second one was 1.9 kg.
He pledged the hospital’s desire to continue supporting many more childless women to become mothers and bring happiness into their lives
Since December 2012, the Trustcare Specialist Hospital and Fertility Centre has treated more than 30 post-menopausal women, some of whom were more than 50 years old.
Of the 30 women treated, nine of them were between ages 50 and 58. They have delivered singleton, twins and triplets, which has brought happiness into marriages and family.