Lagos - A 46-year-old housewife, Malama Delu Alhaji-Ali, of Unguwar Namanda village, Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State, on Saturday gave birth to a set of triplets in her 12th consecutive childbirth.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Correspondent who visited the area reports that the woman was delivered of the triplets at the Comprehensive Health Care Centre in Faskari.
Hajia Binta Suleiman, the Nursing Officer in charge of the health centre’s maternity ward, told NAN on Sunday that both the mother and her three baby boys were in stable condition.
Suleiman said that Delu was delivered of the babies unassisted, adding, however, that she had been on admission in the hospital in the last four days when officials noticed that her expected date of delivery was fast approaching.
"Delu attended regular antenatal clinics, and she was advised to go for an ultra-scan where we noticed that she was expecting triplets,’’ Suleiman said.
Suleiman said that the set of triplets were the first recorded in the hospital this year and she urged Delu’s husband and relations as well as the local government authorities to assist her by ensuring that she had access to nutritious foods.
Meanwhile, Hajia Sa’adatu Faskari-Ahmad, the wife of Faskari Local Government Council’s Caretaker Committee Chairman, has donated some clothes and cash to the woman and her triplets.
Faskari-Ahmad congratulated Delu, stressing that the triplets were a rare and extraordinary blessing from Allah.
Responding, Delu expressed appreciation for the gifts and the support she received from the hospital workers.
She told NAN that the triplets came in her 12th childbirth, while all her previous eleven births were single babies.
Delu, however, recalled that before giving birth to the triplets, she experienced some abnormalities during the initial stage of the pregnancy.
She said that although the responsibility of taking care of the three children would be quite challenging for her, she would overcome the challenges with Allah's support.