Woman, 74, Becomes Oldest Mum After Giving Birth To Twins
A 74-year-old woman has become the oldest mum in the world, having given birth to twins after decades of trying to have kids.
Erramatti Mangayamma has been wanting to have children with her 80-year-old husband Rajarao, a farmer, for most of her life.
The two married back in 1962, but have never had the chance to be parents throughout their long relationship - until now.
After nearly 60 years of waiting, Erramatti is finally the proud mother to twin girls, following IVF treatment in India.
Erramatti, who is from the small village of Nelapartipadu village in the Eastern Godavari district of India, had been given the all-clear for IVF treatment at Ahalya Hospital last year.
Doctors finally eventually her two babies on Thursday, following a successful caesarean operation - in turn ending the woman's long, long wait.
Doctor Umasankar said: "As she is old, she cannot release eggs so we got eggs from a donor and collected sperm from her husband.
"Luckily, she conceived in the first cycle itself and she was found to be pregnant this January.
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"It was smooth, as there were no health complications. Each baby is weighing approximately 2kg and both the babies are healthy.
"I don't think she will have any major health issues in the post-delivery period.
"However, she cannot breast-feed the babies. But no worries. We can feed the babies with milk obtained from the milk bank."
Erramatti was taken to intensive care unit for monitoring after the operation, but according to Doctor Umasankar she is 'safe and healthy'.
As well Erramatti finally becoming a mother, in the process she also became the oldest mum in the world - having surpassed the age of the previous oldest mum in the world, Dalinjer Kaur.
Kaur claimed that she was 70 when she gave birth in 2016, but the National Fertility and Test Tube Baby Centre - the clinic in the Indian state of Haryana that helped her become pregnant via IVF - placed her age at 72.
"I feel blessed to be able to hold my own baby," The Times of India quoted Kaur saying at the time of her son's birth.
"Everyone asked me to adopt a baby, but I never wanted to. I had faith in Almighty, and knew I will bear my child one day."
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