A 74-year-old woman has become the oldest-ever to give birth after she delivered twins at a hospital in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur town on Thursday.
Mangayamma, who conceived through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) process, delivered twin babies at Ahalya Nursing Home here.
A team comprising four doctors performed the caesarean operation.
S. Umashankar, who headed the team of doctors, said both the mother and the babies were doing well. “This is a medical miracle,” Umashankar told reporters after the surgery. He claimed that Mangayamma has become the oldest woman in the world to give birth.
Hailing from Nelapartipadu in East Godavari district, Mangayamma was childless after 54 years of marriage. She along with her husband Y. Raja Rao had approached the IVF experts at the nursing home late last year, who decided to help the couple.
Her husband Raja Rao and other family members celebrated the moment by distributing sweets.
Mangayamma conceived in the very first cycle of the IVF procedure. Subsequently, three teams were formed to monitor her general health, nutrition and cardiac health
Earlier, 70-year-old Daljinder Kaur was considered to be the oldest woman in the world to give birth to a baby. Kaur of Haryana delivered a baby boy in 2016 following an IVF process.
Source : Various