Mrs Ajibola Otubusin, the 67-year-old woman who recently became a mother after 39 years of marriage, held a naming ceremony for her son at Deeper Life Secretariat, Leme, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Peter Moses, Abeokuta. 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 world.
The happy mother and her husband, Professor Samuel Olu Otunbusin welcomed their baby boy at Atoke Medical Centre, Abeokuta on Saturday 20th October 2018 and according to her husband, Professor Otunbusin, he said God revealed to him 35 years ago.
She 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.” 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. “I hereby encourage all women despite your age not to relent, God of Sarah will remember you too”, she said.