A 59-year-old Ghanaian woman who had tried for nearly four decades to become pregnant has given birth at a New York hospital after fertility treatments.
Akosua Budu Amoako gave birth to a full-term 7lb 4oz boy on June 15 at Bellevue Woman’s Center in Niskayuna, near Albany. Budu says she and her husband started trying to have children after they married 38 years ago but eventually stopped trying after she discovered she had a blocked fallopian tube that made natural pregnancy almost impossible.
Then last year, after learning that a 60-year-old woman in the couple’s homeland of Ghana gave birth to triplets after fertility treatments, Budu underwent in vitro fertilisation at an Albany-area clinic using her husband’s sperm and a donor egg.
The baby was named after his father, Isaiah Somuah Anim. He is doing fine, as is his mother.
Finally! Isaiah Somuah Anim, 59, and his wife Akosua Budu Amoako, 59, hold their son Isaiah Somuah Anim Jr in upstate New York.
‘We haven’t gotten much sleep, but I feel fine and I think he already knows our voices,’ she told the Times Union. ‘When he’s crying sometimes, my husband will call from work and Isaiah will hear his voice through the phone and calms down and stops crying.’