70-year-old East Indian woman gives birth
The Star Tribune reported Tuesday that a New Delhi woman gave birth to her first child at the age of 70.
The mother is Rajo Devi who delivered a baby girl by Caesarean on Nov. 28 (Star Tribune and New York Times Magazine).
â€śWe longed for a child all these years and now we are very happy to have one,â€? Devi told the The Hindustan Times.
Devi and her husband of 50 years have been trying to have a baby but never having success; she entered menopause 20 years ago (NY Times Magazine).
The Hindustan Times reports Devi as the oldest woman to ever give birth, the former title holder being Adriana Iliescu, a Romanian give birth at the age of 67 in 2006. (The Star Tribune reported that Iliescu was 66 and gave birth in 2005 rather than 2006).The Star Tribune reported that it is difficult to confirm that Devi is the oldest woman to give birth because Devi does not have a birth certificate.
The baby was conceived through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): a donor egg that was injected with Deviâ€™s 72-year-old husbandâ€™s sperm (NY Times Magazine).
â€śRajo Devi and Bala Ram approached the Centre for treatment and the embryo transfer was done on April 19. The baby girl was born on November 28. Both the mother and child are in good health,â€? Dr Anurag Bishnoi said (Hindustan Times).