70-year-old woman gives birth to healthy baby in India
October 23, 2021 | 9 comments
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The septuagenarian and her 75-year-old husband have hailed the birth of their first child.
For most women, the idea of having a baby at the age of 70 would seem inconceivable, yet for Jivuben Rabari and her husband Valjibhai Rabari, decades of struggling finally paid off with the birth of their son Lalo by Caesarean section last month.
The couple had been together for 45 years, however it wasn't until doctors agreed to attempt In-Vitro Fertilisation that Jivuben finally fell pregnant.
She had been warned about the dangers of having a baby at such an age, but she was absolutely adamant that she wanted to go through with it.
There has been some degree of controversy surrounding her age because her birth certificate could not be found, however there is little doubt that she in her late 60s at the very least.
The case has also generated a fair amount of criticism, with some arguing that doctors were irresponsible to help her conceive a child and that the parents may soon be too old to look after a newborn infant by themselves - raising questions about the child's future.
Last year, another woman - again from India - reportedly gave birth at the age of 73.
The official record holder is Maria del Carmen Bousada from Spain who gave birth at the age of 66.
Source: India Times
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