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74-year-old woman has given birth to twins

Posted on Friday, 6 September, 2019 | Comment icon 14 comments

The mother and both of her babies are doing well. Image Credit: sxc.hu
Erramatti Mangayamma has become the world's oldest mother after giving birth at the tender age of 74.
According to reports, Mangayamma and her husband of 57 years, Raja Rao, had long given up on their dream of having children after failing to conceive during their younger years.

It wasn't until they consulted IVF expert Dr Sanakkayala Umasankar that they realized that it might not be too late. Incredibly, Mangayamma found that she was pregnant after just one round of treatment.

Everything went smoothly and her twin baby girls were delivered via caesarean section.

"Both the mother and babies are doing fine," said Dr Umasankar. "Ten doctors worked for nine months to keep a close watch on her health. This is a medical miracle."
At 74, Mangayamma is now the oldest woman ever to give birth. She beats the previous record holder - Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara - who gave birth aged 66 back in 2006.

"It's due to the grace of God and doctors that I have now become the proud father of two baby girls," said Rao.

Source: New Zealand Herald | Comments (14)

Tags: Birth, Baby, Old Age

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by Jon the frog on 6 September, 2019, 15:38
At 74, artificial insemination ? It's just mad...
Comment icon #6 Posted by Desertrat56 on 6 September, 2019, 18:40
I remember meeting James Dohan when he was 74 and he had a son the same age as my oldest daughter, who was 14 at the time.  But his wife was my age and he was traveling around going to Star Trek conventions so he wasn't raising his son on his own.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Desertrat56 on 6 September, 2019, 18:40
Didn't you know, 70 is the new 40. 
Comment icon #8 Posted by Desertrat56 on 6 September, 2019, 18:44
I do have to agree that the doctors did not make a good decision in this one. If she is healthy she could live to be close to 100, so the children will be grown by then, but still, it seems like a bad decision by the doctors.  Especially now that the husband has had a stroke.  She now has 2 infants and a husband to take care of.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Desertrat56 on 6 September, 2019, 19:02
P.S.  anyone who has raised children knows how hard those first years and the teen years are.
Comment icon #10 Posted by qxcontinuum on 7 September, 2019, 2:19
And this is how lineage syndromes start.
Comment icon #11 Posted by tmcom on 7 September, 2019, 9:15
Yep! Two pooping, crying day and night baby's, would drive anyone mad. True, and the couple being so selfish raising them to live in a apocalyptic world of no ice creams, artificial steaks and Icelantic palm tree's......shame.
Comment icon #12 Posted by curiouse on 13 September, 2019, 12:23
This woman and the doctors who did this. Are selfish. Unethical. 
Comment icon #13 Posted by Still Waters on 14 September, 2019, 11:02
Another update. This isn't good news. I'd already posted about the father, I didn't know the mother was in intensive care too.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Desertrat56 on 14 September, 2019, 16:00
Oh, my.  I don't believe the doctor would not have checked for proof of age.   And if she lied about her age, how young would she have had to lie since the doc knew she had already gone through menopause.  It is still on him.  If a woman has gone through menopause no matter if she is 50 or 70, a pregnancy would be a big health risk.

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