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Ugandan woman who welcomed twins at 70 shares first photos of son and daughter after hospital discharge

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The twins were born on November 29



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Safina Namukwaya with her twins at the Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Center Kampala

A Ugandan woman who made headlines at the age of 70 after welcoming twins via in vitro fertilization (IVF) is taking her babies home.

Safina Namukwaya welcomed twins – a boy and a girl – at the Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Center in Uganda in late November. On Saturday, the mother of three was able to take her son and daughter home for the first time.

“At 70, Safina Namukwaya’s motherly love blossoms into a miracle as she cradles twins alongside Doctor Edward Tamale-Sali,” reads the caption of the photo, shared on the hospital’s Facebook page.

“Their hands hold not just babies, but gems of hope, proving that a mother’s love transcends time and age. In this emblematic moment at the Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Center, the joy of motherhood shines immaculately, reflecting the resilient spirit of Africa where every dream is nurtured with love and care.”

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Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Center Kampala

Safina Namukwaya with her twins at the Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Center Kampala

Related: Ugandan woman, 70, gives birth to twins after becoming pregnant via IVF: ‘Strength and resilience’

Namukwaya named her daughter Shakira Babiyre Nabagala, and named her son Kato Shafique Kangave, per TODAY.

The twins, who will be called Babiyre and Kato, have given Namukwaya and her husband a new status in their rural village. The mother will be known as Nalongo. meaning mother of twins, while husband Walusimbi Badru will be known as Salongo, or father of twins.

The twins were born on Wednesday, November 29. “Mother and babies are doing well,” the announcement read in part. Each of the twins weighed 3 lbs., 7 oz., according to local outlet NTV Uganda.

The hospital congratulated her and said it is more than a “medical success; it is about the strength and resilience of the human spirit,” the BBC said.

Admitting that pregnancy at her age was not an easy task, Namukwaya shared, “There was a time when I felt very sick because of the pregnancy. I spent almost all my savings. Then I went to a hospital and spoke to the doctor about my condition.”

That doctor helped organize financing so that Namukwaya could be transported to another area for better care.

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