Doctor’s wife gives birth to quintuplets after 10 years of marriage

Doctor’s wife gives birth to quintuplets after 10 years of marriage
January 11 20:59 2017

The wife of a medical doctor at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Dr. Ekpo Edet, has given birth to a set of five babies  after 10 years of childless marriage.

Edet’s wife gave birth on Monday through a normal delivery process.

The elated doctor said they had been without a child for 10 years and was surprised to see his wife delivered of five babies, three girls and two boys the same day.

“I want to thank God almighty for this precious gift of five children. He is a faithful God; the children are kicking and in good condition.

“God has been faithful to my family; five children at a go is indeed a wonderful blessing to me and my wife.

“It is not going to be easy taking care of the children; I am soliciting support from all well-meaning Nigerians, all my friends and well wishers’’, he told journalists.

Chief Medical Director of UCTH, Dr. Thomas Agan, expressed joy that the the teaching hospital had set an impressive record.

“This is the first time in the history of the state that a woman is delivered of five children at a go and the babies are in good condition.

“I am happy that the UCTH has also set a record of delivering five children safely from one mother. The quintuplets are weighing between 1.45kg and 1.75kg. There are currently in the Special Care Babies Unit of the hospital,” he said.

Earlier, wife of the state governor, Dr. Linda Ayade, had made a donation of N1m to the couple and another N500, 000 to the medical experts who worked on the mother and babies.

She also donated an incubator machine to the hospital.