"A Rare Feat": At 53, Woman Finally Gives Birth First Time, Delivers Twin Boy and Girl

"A Rare Feat": At 53, Woman Finally Gives Birth First Time, Delivers Twin Boy and Girl

  • A 53-year-old woman from New York gave birth to twins after 25 years of IVF treatments using donor eggs and a unique technique
  • She faced many challenges and complications during her fertility journey and pregnancy but never gave up hope
  • She shared her story to inspire other women who are struggling with infertility and to show that anything is possible with faith and perseverance

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A woman from New York has achieved the rare feat of becoming a mother for the first time at the age of 53, after undergoing 25 years of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments

Linda Smith, a retired teacher, had always dreamed of having a child with her husband, Robert, but they faced many challenges and disappointments.

Linda and her babies
Linda said she tried many procedures until she finally succeeded. Photo credit: NY Post Source: NY Post
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The journey to birthing twins

They tried various fertility treatments, including IVF, but none worked.

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They also suffered four miscarriages and two ectopic pregnancies, New York Post reported.

Smith said she never gave up hope and kept trying IVF with her eggs, even though the success rates were very low for her age.

According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the live birth rate per IVF cycle using the patient’s eggs is only 1.3% for women 44 and older.

Smith said she spent over $100,000 on IVF treatments over the years.

The final straw

In 2023, Smith decided to try one last time with a new clinic that offered a unique technique called intracytoplasmic sp*erm injection (ICSI).

She also used donor eggs from a younger woman, which increased her chances of success.

The CDC estimates that the live birth rate per IVF cycle using donor eggs is 49.4% for women aged 44 and older.

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To her surprise and joy, Smith became pregnant with twins after the first attempt.

She said she was over the moon after seeing the positive pregnancy test.

Complications during pregnancy

However, she also faced some complications during her pregnancy, such as high blood pressure and gestational diabetes.

She had to deliver her babies by cesarean section at 32 weeks due to preeclampsia, which causes high blood pressure and organ damage in pregnant women.

Smith gave birth to a boy and a girl named James and Jennifer on May 23, 2023.

The twins weighed three pounds each and had to stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for six weeks.

Smith said she was grateful to the doctors and nurses who took care of her and her babies.

She felt blessed to finally hold her children in her arms after many years of trying.

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Nigerian lady gives birth to twins, video of her babies trends on TikTok

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian mother rejoiced as she finally gave birth to her twin babies. She placed the newborns on the bed in their cute clothes.

Seconds into the TikTok clip, she (@1abiagoddess) was seen on the bed as she attended to the twins in turns. The new mother appreciated God for having twins.

People took to her comment section to congratulate her on the safe delivery. A look at her TikTok page brought up videos that document her pregnancy journey.

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