Adeboye and Ajibola Taiwo tried for 17 long years to have a child. When Ajibola Taiwo and her husband Adeboye found out she was pregnant at last, they got more than they bargained for. Little did they know that when parenthood arrived, they would be blessed with six babies at the same time.
Under the close supervision of a 40-person medical team, Ajibola gave birth to three boys and three girls at 30 weeks pregnant. The couple, from Virginia, welcomed sextuplets into the world on May 11.
The babies ranged in weight from just 1lb 10oz to 2lbs 15oz.
“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.”
Dr Ronald Ramus, also part of the team that helped deliver the babies, said it was vital for the doctors and nurses to develop a relationship with the couple.
“We’re going through this extraordinary journey together with the family,” he said.
The couple were reportedly trying to conceive for nearly two decades before their dream was fulfilled and they saw four heartbeats during their first ultrasound in November. It was not until January that it was discovered that there were six children, not four.
Ajibola was discharged from the hospital on May 18, but the babies are still there, under the active supervision of both parents. The new mother has great expectations for her children to pursue careers in medicine or social work.
“I want my kids [to] come back to VCU to study and learn to care for others with the same people who cared for me and my family.”
“This is an incredible medical feat that would not have been feasible without the superb coordination of our obstetrics and neonatal teams,” continued Dr. Russell Moores.
“Given their prematurity, they are doing exceptionally well, but should they require subspecialty care we have all they could need at CHoR.”