RN Grandma Knows Best: In Vitro in Nigeria and Born in Brooklyn
If a mother’s love is unconditional then a grandmother’s love could double that. Afolake Alao, a RN at Woodhull Hospital for the past seven years, encouraged her daughter-in-law to have her triplets in the hospital where she works. “I knew they would get the best care here,” she said.
Therefore three weeks before Temitope Alao was to deliver her babies, she travelled from Nigeria with her mother, Adejoko Ogunrinde, to Brooklyn. Everything was arranged for her to deliver at Woodhull Hospital.
On morning of February 11th two boys
Oluwafikayomi (“God increase my joy”), Ifeoluwa (“wish from God”) and a girl Temilouwa (“God is for me”) were delivered with Afolake Alao playing the two roles of nurse and grandmother. Mother and babies are doing well and will return to Nigeria in a few weeks to a month. In the meantime they are planning for the father to come to Brooklyn.
The care Woodhull Hospital’s medical staff was providing was indeed impressive. They were tender and thorough with the babies and mother while being very protective in exerting visitor protocols.
An additional joy was experienced by grandmother, Adejoko Ogunrinde. She got to see snow for the first time in her life! Her and her daughter arrived just about a day before the Blizzard of 2016 hit. She said she had always wanted to get the chance to see snow in her lifetime, and she got more than she could have dreamed of.