Seventy-year-old Ugandan woman gives birth to twins

A 70-year-old Ugandan woman has given birth to twins, “an extraordinary feat”, according to Edward Tamale Sali, the doctor who supervised her pregnancy and delivery.
The mother, Safina Namukwaya, described the birth of the twins, a boy and a girl, on Wednesday November 29 as a “miracle”.
Both mother and babies are in good health and are still under observation at a facility in the capital Kampala, continued Edward Tamale Sali. Safina Namukwaya usually lives in rural Masaka, some 120 kilometers west of the capital.
Only three years ago, the septuagenarian gave birth to a daughter, after being described as a “cursed woman” for having failed to have children before.
With her first husband, who died in 1992, she had no children. Ms. Namukwaya’s current partner, whom she met in 1996, however, did not come to attend the birth, much to her dismay. “Maybe he’s not happy that I gave birth to twins… for fear of the responsibilities that come with it,” she said.