A Nigerian woman seeks financial help after giving birth to six babies, four girls and two boys following 13 years of struggle with childlessness.
Ifeanyi who hailed from Ohaozara LGA in Ebonyi, delivered the sextuplets at the national hospital in Abuja on Monday.
In an interview with the press on Wednesday, Ifeanyi disclosed that she underwent in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to conceive her six children — four girls and two boys.
The first-time mother, who underwent a caesarean section delivery at 30 weeks, initially anticipated quintuplets but was surprised during delivery to find six babies.
She narrated that since marrying on April 3, 2010, she had eagerly awaited the blessing of children. Despite investing significant resources in fertility treatments over 13 years, including her husband, a clergyman based in Kogi, they had yet to conceive.
What we went through to have babies for 13 years
“However, since then it has not been easy. We expected children but they were not forthcoming. We went to many places and spent money but no results so we just accepted to wait for God’s time.
“God in His infinite mercy visited us, and here we are today, God has changed the story.
“When you spend money on something and it is not forthcoming, it is very frustrating. My husband and I spent money on medications, kept asking people for suggestions, and went to many places without success.
“It was as if it would never happen, but God turned it around.
“I have been hearing about pregnancies before; I had two miscarriages, but this one, many things started happening from the second week.
“I knew this one was unique, so I was just enduring. The first three months were not funny, I had relief in the fourth month and after that, it was tedious and not easy at all.
“People that visited me about a month ago saw what I was going through. At a point, I was impatient to deliver so that I could rest.
“The last two weeks before delivery was the climax of it all, I could not sleep, sitting down, standing, lying down were all not easy.”
Mother of six babies on financial challenges to raise them
“I need assistance because when we saw the results for the first time, we did not know it would be this number, we know the number of children we asked God for but He gave us six. Please we need assistance both financially and otherwise.”