A 30-year-old mother of 12 in Kaduna state identified as Zainab Hassan has delivered quadruplets without healthcare. When Zainab went into labour, she delivered her babies at home herself because the nearest hospital is far away, and she can only reach it via commercial canoes and then bike.
The mother of 12 who have had twins in the course of childbearing never went for antenatal for all the pregnancies she had carried. She said:
“I have been giving birth to twins in this village without going for any medical checks. This time I delivered all four kids at my husband’s house without any assistance from anyone."
Zainab said she went through serious pains and stress, adding that it is not really easy giving birth to quadruplets in a village without any support. She added that she always used traditional medicine from local vendors whenever she was feeling pain.
Mallam Mohammadu Hassan, Zainab's husband, expressed happiness over his wife's safe delivery, but called on the state government to complete the community’s hospital project that has been abandoned for years.