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Desire Samuel is 1st baby of 2010 at LUTH

By Sola Ogundipe
For Jenny Samuel, of 29, Obafemi Ajayi Street, Lawanson, Surulere, Lagos, the birth of her  first baby,  Desire, on New Year’s day, is a fulfilment of a long-standing dream to be a mother.

Jenny, whose baby emerged the first baby of 2010 at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba, said the birth of the baby through elective Caesarean Section, was a mission accomplished.

She told Good Health Weekly during a visit at  Ward C of the post natal  wing of the hospital shortly after she was delivered of the baby, that the surgical procedure was neccesitated by a health condition she acquired several years ago. “ I had a road traffic accident about six years ago that led to dislocation of the left side of my pelvis, that is why I opted for elective surgery to minimise complications that could arise from labour of natural birth.

“There were so many emergency cases at the hospital on December 31st when I was admitted and I could not be attended to until this morning. But I thank God everything went fine.” The 3.8 kg baby boy was born on the dot of 7.00am, January 1st, 2010.

“As the mother of the first baby of the new year at this hospital I feel so great and very good about it. I have been desiring to have a baby of my own, that is why I have named the baby Desire. I have been seeing children playing around and I have been praying to God for own. He is my heart’s desire and I am glad he has finally come.

Jenny who finshed her National Youth Service Corps programme in 2006 has been searching for a job ever since.  “I am still an applicant and only hoping for better luck in the new  year.  I have no regrets whatsoever and I’ll like to encourage people looking for this kind of blessing, not to lose hope because Jesus is alive.

“Years ago, when I had the accident, I was advised against pregnancy because I was told I could not carry the pregnancy with one leg, but glory be to God, ever since my first month of pregnancy, I have not had any problem.”


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