Thursday, September 5, 2019

Photos: 74-year-old woman delivers twins in India

A 74-year-old woman has became the oldest-ever to give birth after she delivered twins at a hospital in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur town on Thursday, doctors have said.

Mangayamma, who conceived through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) process, delivered twin babies at Ahalya Nursing Home.

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.

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.

"I am very happy. God has answered our prayers," Mangayamma told reporters after the delivery.

Her husband Raja Rao and other family members celebrated the moment by distributing sweets.

Umashankar said they went ahead with the process after a team of doctors conducted various tests and found that she is fit to become pregnant.

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, he said.

"Ten doctors worked for nine months to keep a close watch on her health. The regular scans revealed that there are no complications," said the doctor.


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