74-Year-Old Indian Woman Becomes Mom for 1st Time as She Reportedly Gives Birth to Twins
An Indian woman became a first-time mother at age 74, giving birth to twins through In Vitro Fertilization. She is reported to by the oldest woman to have ever given birth.
Mangayamma Yaramati, whose age is reported to be between 73 and 74, gave birth to two little girls whom she and her husband conceived through In Vitro Fertilization or IVF.
Delivering Two Healthy Girls
Doctors did a Caesarian section on Yaramati and delivered two healthy baby girls.
According to Yaramati, she and her husband have tried to conceive many times over the years, even seeing numerous doctors in the process. However, they were only able to conceive now, and it's the "happiest time of her life."
This woman has just become the Worlds oldest Mother! https://t.co/ftS8F2w9G6— WiLD 94.9 (@Wild949) September 6, 2019
“We tried many times and saw numerous doctors, so this is the happiest time of my life,” she shared.
A 74-year-old woman gives birth to twins in India pic.twitter.com/BI9yUlMCSr— Reuters (@Reuters) September 9, 2019
Mangayamma Yaramati and her husband Sitarama Rajarao were positive that they'd still be able to conceive, which is why they tried IVF with Rajarao's sperm and a donor egg. They chose to get a donor because Yaramati experienced menopause already.
Breaking World Records
According to Sankkayala Uma Shankar, the doctor who delivered the twins, Yarameti had a birth certificate that she is 74-years-old. If this is proven true, this makes Yarameti the world's oldest woman to give birth, beating Maria del Carmen Bousada Lara from Barcelona who gave birth to twin boys in September 2006 at age 66.
The doctor adds that Yaramati and her children are healthy, and the birth had no major complications.
"Both mother and the infants are healthy and have no complications whatsoever," he shared.
Life After Birth
While she is at the happiest time of her life after giving birth to twins, it hasn't been easy taking care of them. Her husband, Sitarama, suffered a stroke just a day after she gave birth and is currently being treated for it.
However, despite their old age, Mangayamma is positive that she'll be able to care for her children properly, as she's been wanting kids for decades now.
Although they have such a huge age difference, it's not uncommon for parents in their old age to care for their children, especially when it is most needed.
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