Ajibola Taiwo is a woman who has tried to conceive unsuccessfully for 17 years. Recently, she welcomed a miracle in the world in the form of sextuplets.
She gave birth to three boys and three girls on the morning of May 11th. A 40-person team was necessary to help her give birth via a cesarean section.
The couple initially thought that they were pregnant with four children, but soon learned that they were blessed with an extra two. They are very happy with the outcome.
“For the very first time we were expecting,” said the father, who was just beaming.
In 2015, there were only 24 quintuplets or high order births, so their situation was pretty rare. The family was discharged from the hospital on May 18th.
Mrs. Taiwo had to eat, sleep and breathe for seven people over the course of her pregnancy. A lot of support and encouragement was necessary to get her where she is today, but the family could not be happier.
From Pix11: The hospital says the sextuplets are doing well and are thriving in the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU neonatal intensive care unit. “We’re going through this extraordinary journey together with the family,” said Ronald Ramus, M.D., director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at VCU Medical Center. “It’s not every day that parents bring home sextuplets. Mrs. Taiwo was eating, sleeping and breathing for seven. A lot of the support and encouragement we gave her to make it as far as she did was important, and one of the biggest contributions we made as a team.” Ajibola Taiwo was discharged from the hospital May 18. “The medical team is excellent in medicine and hospitality,” said Adeboye. “We are far from home but the medical team is our family. That is what got us this far.”