Kwabia Owusu-Mensah GNA
Kumasi, Sept 20, GNA – Trustcare Specialist
Hospital and Fertility Centre in Kumasi continues to give hope and bring joy to
childless and post-menopausal women, yearning for their own biological
Over the past four years, it has assisted
more than 30 of such women aged between 50 and 60 years, to achieve their heart
desire – having given birth to singleton, twins and triplets.
Its latest feat was chalked on Wednesday,
September 21, when it delivered a 58-year-old post-menopausal woman, who had
never conceived in her 30 years of marriage, of a set of twins.
She conceived after undergoing an
Intro-Vitro Fertility and Embryo Transfer (IVF-ET) treatment at the facility
and was delivered through caesarian operation.
The IVF-ET is a specialized procedure in
medicine that is used to help couples who for various reasons cannot get
pregnant naturally, to conceive and give birth.
The procedure began in Ghana at a private
specialist hospital in Tema in the 1990s.
Mr. Isaac Kofi Adu, Clinical Embryologist at
the Centre, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the babies and their mother
“are doing very well”.
He said the woman reported to the facility
on July, 2015, having ceased menstruation for over 11 years.
On August 2015, she underwent surgical
operation to remove a fibroid from her uterus and after three months, she was
put on medication to enhance the growth of the womb, which had shrunk due to
her menopausal state.
The IVF-ET procedure then commenced on
February 2016 and she successfully delivered a set of twins on Wednesday,
September 14, 2016.
Mr. Adu said one of the girls weighed 2.1
kilograms and the other, 1.9 kilograms, at birth.
He indicated that the facility would
continue to support many more childless couples to give birth and bring
happiness to their lives.