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70-year-old woman gives birth to healthy baby in India

October 23, 2021 | Comment icon 9 comments

Is 70 really a sensible age to have a baby ? Image Credit: PD - pexels.com
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 | Comments (9)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by third_eye 7 months ago
It is with great trepidation that I have to ask, who is the daddy?  ~
Comment icon #2 Posted by OverSword 7 months ago
I bet this couple have wanted a child for a long time.  Good for them 
Comment icon #3 Posted by acute 7 months ago
More births — Exactly what India needs. 
Comment icon #4 Posted by jethrofloyd 7 months ago
Maybe it’s a new Buddha, or Gandhi’s reincarnation. 
Comment icon #5 Posted by Myles 7 months ago
I think the doctor is being a little improper by doing this.   I could be wrong.   Would it be illegal in the US to artificially impregnate a 70 year old woman?    
Comment icon #6 Posted by godnodog 7 months ago
45 years shooting blanks  Even Alec Baldwin shooted for real and by accident way sooner  Best of luck for the family              
Comment icon #7 Posted by DreadLordAvatar 7 months ago
How selfish and irresponsible of the parents. Poor child.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Jaded1 7 months ago
The parents look about 80. I'm 47 and even I don't want want to bring a child into the world with my 40 year old girlfriend. That's just totally unnatural. 88 when they're coming of age? Yuk!
Comment icon #9 Posted by Pettytalk 6 months ago
What's the world record, for a man and a woman to be able to, naturally, produce a new life? 70 is not an age to laugh at. God also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. 16I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.” 17Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?”

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