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55-year-old gives birth after 6th round of IVF

By Augustine Nyuykongi

Marie Monique Mbozo’o, a 55-year-old woman has given birth to a baby girl at the Research, Endoscopic Surgery and Human Reproductive Hospital Center, CHRACERH in Yaoundé.

Marie Monique had her baby girl after undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (ICF) five times without success. The baby which weighed 3kg at birth, was delivered through a cesarean section on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Holding her baby in her arms, the 55-year-old mother expressed gratitude to God – she could finally hold her own child in her arms after many unsuccessful trials.  

“The process has been long and stressful both psychologically and financially,” she said. “A woman of my age who gives birth without complications is a victory for science and a miracle from God.” she added.

CHRACERH was launched in 2015 in Yaoundé by Cameron’s First Lady, Chantal Biya, as a solution to infertility amongst women and to solve the problem of childlessness in homes.

Since it’s creation in 2015, over 300 babies have been delivered at the Center. CHRACERH has set a target of at least 500 child births over the next two years.

For couples struggling to have their own babies in Cameroon, IVF is like the god’s blessing. IVF – In Vitro Fertilization is a technology that is being widely used for the production of embryo outside the human body.

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