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‘Miracle’ Ugandan mom who gave birth to twins at 70 shows off her bundles of joy

A Ugandan woman who made headlines after welcoming twins via in vitro fertilization (IVF) at 70 is taking her babies home. Safina Namukwaya welcomed twins â a boy and a girl â in late November at Women's Hospital International and Fertility Centre in Uganda. On Saturday, the mom of three was able to bring her son and daughter home for the first time. "At 70, Safina Namukwaya's maternal love blossoms into a miracle, cradling twins alongside Dr. Edward Tamale-Sali," the photo's caption, shared on the hospital's Facebook page, reads. "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 Women's Hospital International and Fertility Centre, the joy of motherhood shines unblemished, echoing the resilient spirit of Africa where every dream is nurtured with love and care." https://www.facebook.com/WHIFCug?locale=en_GB

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A Ugandan woman who became one of the world’s oldest new mothers when she gave birth to a boy and girl at age 70 has finally returned home six weeks later — and introduced the “miracle” babies to the world.

Safina Namukwaya gave birth to the pair via C-section on Nov. 29 at the Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Center in the capital of Kampala, where she’d been receiving in-vitro fertilization treatment.

The hospital called it a “miracle at 70” as it posted photos of the smiling mom and her new babies as she finally got to take them home Saturday.

“At 70, Safina Namukwaya’s maternal love blossoms into a miracle, cradling twins alongside Dr. Edward Tamale-Sali,” reads a caption of a 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.”

The beaming Namukwaya is seen clutching one bundle of joy as the doctor holds up the other.

“She can’t stop staring at them,” Tamale-Sali told TODAY.com of Namukwaya, adding that she is a “loving” and “playful” mother to her two babies, named Shakira Babiyre Nabagala and Kato Shafique Kangave.

The doctor also announced on the show that she will be known in her village as Nalongo, which means mom of twins, while her hubby, Walusimbi Badru, will be called Salongo, or dad of twins.

Before she welcomed her first child three years ago, Namukwaya said she had been labeled in her village as a “cursed woman” for failing to get pregnant.

At a news conference outside the hospital Saturday, Tamale-Sali recalled how Namukwaya was up and about the same day she delivered the twins — and joked that she’s now “almost playing football,” Today.com reported.

“She’s fit, her blood pressure is normal, she’s not diabetic — she’s a very healthy woman and the whole of Africa is rejoicing for her,” he said.

At a news conference outside the hospital Saturday, Tamale-Sali recalled how Namukwaya was up and about the same day she delivered the twins — and joked that she’s now “almost playing football,” Today.com reported.

“If you want another child, we’re here,” the doc then told Naumukwaya, half-jokingly.

Dr. Gloria Lunyolo, the twins’s pediatrician described them as “miracle babies,” and said they are alternating between formula and breast milk.

Namukwaya, who also has a 3-year-old daughter, told TODAY.com two days after giving birth that she felt “great.”

“Some might argue that 70 years is old, but God decided that I get to have twins at 70. There is no one that can put a limit on God’s authority and power,” she told the outlet.

“Some households will be helping me with washing and the babies because of my advanced age,” she said, adding that pregnancy at her age was no easy feat and that she felt very sick because of it at times.

Due to her age, Namukwaya used donor eggs and her husband’s sperm.

“We implanted four embryos, and then of course, she conceived the twins,” Tamale-Sali previously told TODAY.com.

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