In addition to their five children, a couple who utilized contraception to avoid having more has welcomed quadruplets.
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Agbo, who live in Sabon-Tasha, Gwagwa, an Abuja suburb, received quadruplets in a private clinic in Kubwa, Abuja, on Thursday, May 26.
Mr Agbo, who is from Ado LGA in Benue State, said he and his wife, Mercy, chose to stop having children after they were blessed with five.
His wife was then put on contraception and began family planning.
Mr Agbo stated that his wife underwent implant contraceptive surgery at the local health center where they resided. They also took medications from a pharmacy to enhance their diet.
Despite their best attempts, the wife became pregnant and gave birth to four children at the same time.
“However, despite all of this, she conceived and was verified to be carrying four babies following a scan,” the husband told DailyTrust.
“We then went to the Kubwa General Hospital, where she had a second scan, and the same thing was confirmed,” he added, “even though the projected delivery date was next month.”
“However, we had to rush back last Thursday when she began to show signs of delivery. She gave birth to the four children without undergoing any medical procedures.”
“I am not aware of the claimed usage of contraception by the mother of the quadruplets,” said Dr Onogwu Joseph, the hospital’s principal medical consultant. However, I believe that if it had been used properly, it would not have resulted in that.”