Woman who welcomed 6 babies after 13 years of waiting begs for help


Woman who welcomed 6 babies after 13 years of waiting begs for help

A woman identified as Precious Ifeanyi welcomed six babies at the national hospital in Abuja on Monday — after 13 years of marriage. 

Speaking with NAN on Wednesday, Ifeanyi, a native of Ohaozara LGA in Ebonyi, said she gave birth to her six children — four girls and two boys — through in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

The first-time mother, who delivered the babies at 30 weeks through caesarean section, said she was expecting quintuplets, only to find out during delivery that there were six babies.

She said after getting married on April 3, 2010, she had looked forward to the fruit of the womb.

She revealed that in her 13 years of searching for a baby, she and her husband, a Kogi-based clergyman, have spent a lot of money that yielded no result.

“However, since then it has not been easy. We expected children but they were not forthcoming. We went to many
places and spent money but no results so we just accepted to wait for God’s time,” Ifeanyi said.

“God in His infinite mercy visited us, and here we are today, God has changed the story.

“When you spend money on something and it is not forthcoming, it is very frustrating. My husband and I spent money on medications and6 kept asking people for suggestions, and went to many places without success.

“It was as if it would never happen, but God turned it around.

“I have been hearing about pregnancies before; I had two miscarriages, but this one, many things started happening from the second week.

“I knew this one was unique, so I was just enduring. The first three months were not funny, I had relief in the fourth month and after that, it was tedious and not easy at all.

“People that visited me about a month ago saw what I was going through. At a point, I was impatient to deliver so that I could rest.

“The last two weeks before delivery was the climax of it all, I could not sleep, sitting down, standing, lying down were all not easy.”

Ifeanyi said this was the first time she tried IVF, and that she started the procedure at Fertile Ground Hospital, Jos, and continued at the Abuja hospital, when she was four months into the pregnancy, and was there till delivery.

Ifeanyi, however, pleaded with the public for assistance to take care of the children.

“I need assistance because when we saw the results for the first time, we did not know it would be this number, we know the number of children we asked God for but He gave us six,” she added.

“Please we need assistance both financially and otherwise.”