An Abuja-based couple have narrated how family planning contraception failed them.
The couple, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Agbo, who live at Sabon-Tasha, Gwagwa, an Abuja suburb, used contraceptives to avoid having more children in addition to their five kids, but recently welcomed quadruplets.
The couple welcomed the quadruplets last Thursday, May 26, at a private clinic in Kubwa, Abuja.
Mr. Agbo stated that after having five children, he and his wife, Mercy, chose not to have any more. So his wife started family planning and was placed on contraceptives.
He revealed his wife had an implant contraception surgery at a local health center where they lived. They also supplemented with drugs from a pharmacy.
However, despite their efforts, the wife conceived and gave birth to four babies at once.
“But despite all these, she conceived and was confirmed to be carrying four babies after a scan. We then visited the Kubwa General Hospital where she had a second scan and the same thing was confirmed; even with the expected date of delivery next month.
“We had to rush back last Thursday as she started observing signs of delivery. She gave birth to the four babies without any operation.” Agbo told DailyTrust.
The chief medical consultant of the hospital, Dr Onogwu Joseph, on his part said, “I am not aware of the said use of contraception by the mother of the quadruplets. But I presume that if it had been properly used it should not have led to that.”