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Couple Welcome Set Of Quintuplets After 10yrs Of Marriage

Couple Welcome Set Of Quintuplets After 10yrs Of Marriage

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Mrs Ekpo Edet, a civil servant in Cross River State civil service has welcomed a set of quintuplets, after 10 years of marriage without the fruit of the womb, . Olanrewaju Arotimi writes.

The babies, consisting of three males and two females were welcomed at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Calabar.

Despite the daunting challenge of nursing five babies in a harsh economy, the middle-aged mother and administrative officer had since accepted her fate, describing the babies as marvelous and previous gifts from God.

Mrs. Ekpo disclosed that she didn’t pray to have quintuplets, but has a family tree that has a record of a delivery of a twin babies. She said at that conception she was only interested in having just a baby, and not babies, especially having been unable to have one after 10 years of marriage.

However, after the successful delivery of her babies, Ekpo noted that she, alongside her husband, Dr. Edet Effiong Ekpo, had been full of praises to God Almighty for blessing them with a set of quintuplets, after waiting upon God over the past 10 years, amidst persecution from different quarters that demand a child from her.

She reaffirmed that the babies, who are now four months old, were a reward for her waiting upon the God over the years, adding that it pays to be steadfast when trusting God for a child.

Mrs Ekpo said her greatest challenge in bringing up the babies at the moment was that of finance, but expressed confidence that God will always cater for them.

In view of the prevailing economic hardship and the enormous tasks of catering for the needs of five babies at a time, Ekpo doesn’t wish to have another set of quintuplets.

According to her, “It was marvelous having those babies. Even though I didn’t pray for it, and it just came, I give God the praise. But I wouldn’t want to have another experience. I won’t. The stress is much with this present economic situation. I won’t. Remember that we are all civil servants. I don’t have help from anywhere, except God.

“Finance has been the major challenge at the moment, but I believe that with God all things are possible. God will always take care of them.”

Has any woman in her lineage had multiple births? She says, “Actually, my mom’s elder sister had twins.”

“Since after delivery, I have not had any course to take them to the hospital, though I treat them of malaria, every two month. In the course of all these things, I never had high BP, except on the day of delivery, my BP rose a little out of anxiety. I was scared as a human being. But, in the whole, we all have not had any health issue, so far. We are hale and hearty,” she said.

— Leadership.

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