A 70-year-old Ugandan mother welcomed twins following IVF treatment.

A 70-year-old woman in Uganda has given birth to twins after undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. Breakthroughs in IVF research are seeing improved success rates.

A 70-year-old Ugandan mother welcomed twins following IVF treatment.

After undergoing fertility treatment, a 70-year-old woman in Uganda gave birth to twins, making her one of the oldest new mothers in history.

Safina Namukwaya gave birth to a boy and a girl on Wednesday via cesarean section at the hospital in the capital Kampala where she had been receiving in vitro fertilization treatment, said Arthur Matsiko, spokesman for the Women's Hospital International Facility Center.

"She's healthy. She's talking. She's walking around if they tell her to walk around the hospital," Matsiko said Friday, speaking of Namukwaya, who had a daughter at the same facility in 2020 following IVF treatment.

Namukwaya is the oldest woman to deliver a baby at the hospital, whose proprietor is a prominent gynecologist in the East African region. The hospital specializes in helping couples who struggle to have children.

Breakthroughs in research are improving success rates in IVF treatment. Notably, media reported that a 73-year-old woman in southern India gave birth to twin girls in 2019 after getting IVF care.