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Husband to lecturer who delivered seven children shares wife’s post birth experience



Mr. Celestine Uzodike, the husband to the UNIZIK lecturer who gave birth to septuplets reveals his wife was unconscious for three days as he narrates the traumatic experience which followed postpartum period.

He said that his wife went unconscious for three days after giving birth to the infants at Obijackson Women and Children Hospital in Okija on Sunday.

In an interview with punch, he said;

“For three days, she was very unconscious, but between yesterday and today, she appears stronger, and I hope her condition continues to improve.”

The couple were charged a total of 19 million naira before they can take charge of the seven infants who had survived. Recall it was reported that the couple welcomed 5 girls and two boys, but one of the girls had died.

Speaking on why he appealed to Nigerians for help, he said;

“The cost of caring for the babies is enormous, and we have exhausted all we have. The babies came out prematurely at 26th week gestation period and the hospital said they will need to be placed under intensive care unit and each of them will cost N3m. One of them has died, leaving six survivors.

Their organs are still developing, and they will need to be placed in an intensive care unit to be given adequate care. I have had a series of meetings with the management of the hospital, and they told me that I should be expecting approximately N19m at the rate of N3.2m per child. This is to care for them for two months. I have spent all I have, and we don’t really know where to get the money from, which is why we are seeking the intervention of the government and every well-meaning individual.”