At 70, Indian Woman Becomes World's Oldest Mom

by VR Sreeraman on  December 8, 2008 at 5:11 PM Indian Health News
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An Indian woman has given birth to her first child at the age of 70 after receiving IVF treatment, newspapers reported her doctor as saying Monday.
 At 70, Indian Woman Becomes World's Oldest Mom
At 70, Indian Woman Becomes World's Oldest Mom

Rajo Devi, who married 50 years ago, gave birth to a baby girl on November 28 after in vitro fertilisation, said Anurag Bishnoi, a doctor at the Hisar fertility centre in Haryana state.

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"Rajo Devi and (her husband) Bala Ram approached the centre for treatment and the embryo transfer was done on April 19," he told the Hindustan Times. "Both the mother and child are in good health."

Bishnoi claimed Devi was the world's oldest mother.

Another 70-year-old Indian was reported to have given birth to twins via IVF in July this year, while a 66-year-old Spanish woman had twins in 2006.

Devi's husband, aged 72, had also wed his wife's sister after 10 years of his first marriage did not result in children. His second wife also failed to become pregnant.

It was not clear whose egg and sperm were used in the successful treatment.

"IVF has revolutionised the way we look at infertility," said Bishnoi. "Infertility is no longer a social taboo or a divine curse. It can be treated scientifically."

Source: AFP

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well, there are many things the modern world fantasizes as "remedy for devine curse". But gentlemen, there is no devine curse or blessings. One has to pay for his deeds, if not in this life, in another life (that is what we believe). So don't be proud of "the miracles of science". After all it is not miracle. It is only the destiny. Well, if you are so proud of science, can any of you produce a child from a couple who are biologically not capable of producing children. You do inverto fertilization with the living sperm and eggs of other donars, so how can you say that the child is of the couple who have got it. After all it is the child of the donars, aint? Think. We, Indians have a fashion/attitude that whatever the "western apes" say is correct, but what ever our scripts and epics say is wrong, whereas the "western apes turns to our scriptures and epics for remedy for those things which they could not findout yet. But, we can only accept it when the "western apes" say that the things told in our scriptures are right. WE ARE A LOUSY LOT OF FOOLS - THAT INCLUDES ME.

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