Woman Travels From Nigeria to Brooklyn, NY, to Deliver Triplets

The trio’s grandmother, a longtime nurse at the hospital where they were born, was there to welcome her grandbabies into the world.

Alfolake Alao (center), 58, is a nurse at Woodhull Hospital and helped her daughter-in-law Temitope Alao deliver triplets. Alao traveled to New York with her mom, Adejoke Ogunrinde (left).
Alfolake Alao (center), 58, is a nurse at Woodhull Hospital and helped her daughter-in-law Temitope Alao deliver triplets. Alao traveled to New York with her mom, Adejoke Ogunrinde (left). KEVIN C. DOWNS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

A Nigerian woman traveled all the way to Brooklyn, N.Y., to deliver her healthy triplets Thursday morning, reports the New York Daily News.

Temitope Alao had been trying to conceive for about six years, and at about eight months into her pregnancy, she gave birth to two boys and a bouncing baby girl.

The 34-year-old welcomed three 3-pounders into the world: a girl, Temiloluwa, meaning “God belongs to me”; and two boys, Oluwafikayomi and Ifeoluwa, meaning “God has increased my joy” and “God’s love,” respectively. 

Both of the babies’ grandmothers were in the delivery room, including the new mother’s mother-in-law, Afolake Alao, 58, a longtime registered nurse at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn. The News reports that Afolake insisted that her daughter-in-law come to the United States for the delivery.

“I knew she would get good care here,” said Afolake at a press conference on Friday.

Temitope’s trip to New York involved a 13-hour flight with a layover in Paris; the babies will return to Nigeria when they are old enough to travel.

The proud papa is reportedly making his way to the U.S. to see his new family.

Read more at the New York Daily News.

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