Children are blessings from God, whether they are boys or girls, single, twins, triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets etc.Every home and family should have children according to the promises of God. Sometimes couples experience various length of delays from medical issues to unexplained. But one thing is sure it cannot be denied when you believe and trust the promises of God. So if you are strong enough to have triplets and maybe all boys, here is one for you and some facts about them.
"Thank God for safe delivery.... My aunt just gave birth to 3 boys....after 6 years of marriage ....we serve a faithful God".
Here are Top facts you may not know about triplets!
- Approx 1/3rd of higher order births occur spontaneously (naturally), 1/3rd following IVF or GIFT treatment and 1/3rd from ovulation inducing drugs alone.
- Fraternal triplets (tri-zygotic) are created when three eggs are released and each is fertilized by a different sperm
- Identical triplets (monozygotic) are created when only one egg is released and fertilized, but splits, and then one half splits again. Very rare
- Mixed - two identical and one fraternal (a pair and a spare!) occur when two eggs are released and fertilized separately, and one of those fertilized eggs splits again.
- Identical ones share 100% of their DNA, are the same sex, have the same blood types, hair and eye colour, hand and footprints but have different teeth marks and fingerprints.
- Over 90% of triplets and quadruplets are born prematurely and/or have low birth-weight& ;(34 weeks is expected pregnancy length &; 1.8kg birth weight)
- A 1983 study revealed that a mother of six-month-old-triplets expends an average of 197.5 hours per week (out of a possible 168) between herself and paid/volunteer assistance, on the care of her children and home. This did not include a time allowance for mother to bathe, dress, sleep, eat, relax or talk with partner!
For married couples in Africa, children are seen as necessity and most marriages are not complete without children. In fact, women take pride in the number of children they have while most men feel inadequate without children. However, in our society, women are generally the first suspect in the event of childless marriages. They are subjected to various forms of insults and inhuman treatments if they are unable to bear children for their husbands. In many cultures, even the women who have only female children are persecuted as if it was their making and such women are denied inheritance of their husband’s property not withstanding if they contributed in acquiring such property. The issue of childlessness has put so much pressure on many marriages and bring sadness such that hitherto happy homes have become battle fields and the wives who are always the first to be blamed have had to endure much pains and humiliations hoping that someday they would become mothers. There are some women however who remained childless for several years but are saved from such humiliations until they are able to have their own children because they have the support of their husband. MRS. DAVOU AND HER BABY Such was the fate of 63-year-old Mrs Margaret Davou of Zawan in Jos South local government area of Plateau State who endured childlessness for the 38 years of her marriage until she had her heart desire met with the arrival of a baby girl last Monday. The couple’s prayers were answered through a successful assisted reproduction technology popularly known as IVF treatment given to the woman by a team of doctors at GynaeVille Specialist Hospital, Jos where she delivered her baby through a Cesarean section. Narrating her ordeal in the 38 years of childlessness, Mrs. Margaret Davou attributed the peace in her home to the support she got from her husband, prayers as well as favour from God. According to her, “I have been married for 38 years without a child but at 63 years, having looked for this baby for many years, God decided to answer my prayer, I am very happy having her. I give all glory to God because He is the one who did it. “My husband and I have been praying, trusting God, and I have gone through many types of operations, all in the quest to get pregnant and at last, I thank God that He did not disappoint us, God helped my husband and I because we did not stop trusting Him”. Advising families who are going through such travail, she said, “It is a pity that some families get into a lot of problems because of childlessness but I appeal to husbands to be patient. I thank God for my husband because he has the fear of God. Throughout the period of waiting, he did not threaten me, he did not give me ultimatum, and he was not talking about another wife but was always supporting me. “He was praying with me, believing God and because we were always staying at his various stations, there was no much pressure from extended family. I want to advice people going through the challenge to give their lives to Jesus, trust and serve God, depend on prayer and medical treatment. I am not talking about native doctors or prayer houses because throughout the years, I did not visit those places, only hospitals, my trust in God and prayer worked. “Families and friends of such women should support them in prayer not adding burden or stress to them. If you give your life to Christ with your spouse, you will pray together and God will answer you. Doctors did theirs but all glory goes to God.” Also, the Medical Director, GynaeVille Specialist Hospital, Jos, Dr. Kenneth Egwuda, a consultant gynaecologist and IVF specialist told Saturday Vanguard, “This woman in question visited this facility sometime last year, around June or July which was a month or two to the official opening of the facility. At that time we were giving skeletal services but the facility was inaugurated on August 12, 2016. “She visited us with a desire to achieve conception, her age was 62 at that time so we started the treatment. Initially the age was not very striking to me, maybe it was an oversight because physically, she looked very strong for her age and was okay, she did not have any metabolic disease or any ageing illness apart from the hypertension which also affects any other person either young or old. “When we did investigations, we discovered that she was fairly in a good health condition to attempt this modality of treatment. She’s been married for 38 years without an issue, not even a miscarriage, she has had a lot of surgeries all in an attempt to improve her lot of getting pregnant but to no avail, and she has had tubal and fibroid surgeries. The Doctor added, “She has had this IVF procedure, three other times in different hospitals before coming to us. Two were done Abuja and one in Markudi, this is the fourth time. While I was working and training in London, we had this debate about the age of people who should be permitted to have this treatment and the debate cut-off was 50, 52 years because at that age, you are supposed to look at a woman with great caution. Although it is not a standard across the globe. “So we commenced the treatmen
Changes in sexual desire and behavior throughout your life cycle are normal. This is especially true as you enter your later years. Some people buy into the stereotype that older people don’t have sex. But in fact, many people remain sexually active throughout their lives. Intimacy and connection are still important later in life. The best predictor of sexual interest and activity in your later years may be the frequency of sexual activity when you’re younger. If sex is central to your lifestyle and happiness at age 30, it will probably still be important at age 60. Over the years, your “attachment” to your partner may become more important than “attraction.” And you may measure your relationship satisfaction more in terms of affection, security, and commitment than sexual fulfillment. Learn how aging may affect your sexual habits — and steps you can take to enjoy a safe and satisfying sex life as you get older. When sexual activity decreases or ceases for older men, common causes include:
Adultery means sexual intercourse between two people, one or both of whom is married to somebody else. So it includes 'one-night stands', as well as long-term affairs.
The word originates from the Latin verb 'adulterare' – to corrupt.
Society has disapproved of adultery since Biblical times, and in some societies the penalties against it have been savage. It is noteworthy that these penalties have mostly been inflicted on women, rather than on men.
Astonishingly, in 2015 adultery is still a crime in about 20 of the states of the USA, though prosecutions are now rare.
A Minna Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday sentenced five randy men to three years imprisonment each after they admitted committing adultery. They were, however, given an option of N150, 000 fine each. The accused–Mohammed Faruk, Johnbosco Dedan, David Momoh, Sunday Ekuese and Vincent Emmanuel–were arraigned alongside Naomi Abdulmajeed, on a two-count charge of enticing a married woman and committing adultery.According to Vanguard, the Prosecutor, Insp Emmanuel Danladi, had told the court that one Abdulmajeed Akin of Tunga, Minna, reported the matter at the Tudun Wada Police Station on April 28. Danladi quoted the complainant as alleging that his wife, Naomi, had an intimate relationship with the other accused persons who each had sex with her on different occasions and at different venues. He said that some of the accused persons were said to have slept with complainant’s wife in her matrimonial home. The offences, he said, were contrary to sections 389, 387 and 388 of the penal code. When the charges were read to the accused persons, they all pleaded guilty and begged the court for leniency. The prosecutor thereafter asked the court to try them summarily in line with section 157 of the Criminal Procedure Code. He also prayed the court to order the accused persons to pay a compensation of N500, 000 each to the complainant. Counsel to the accused persons, Obi Alex, however, prayed the court to temper justice with mercy given their admission without wasting the time of the court. Delivering his judgment, the presiding magistrate, Mohammed Hassan, sentenced the accused persons to three years imprisonment each or a fine of N150, 000 each. He, however, ordered the complainant’s wife to pay a fine of N10,000 only. The judge also ordered the other five accused to each pay a compensation of N100,000 to the complainant.