An Iɴᴅɪᴀn wOᴍᴀɴ who gave birth at the age of 70 insists it’s never too late to be a first time mother and that her life is now complete.
Daljinder Kaur, 70, gave birth to a healthy baby Bᴏʏ last month after three rounds of IVF treatment using donor eggs at the National Fertility Center in Haryana state, north of Haryana state. After nearly five decades of marriage, Kaur and her 79-year-old husband, Mohinder Singh Gill, welcomed their first child.
Ms Kaur said: ‘I feel so lucky to be able to hold my baby with my own hands. I once ʟᴏsᴛ hope of becoming a mother,”
Kaur said she and her husband of 46 years had almost given up hope of having children and had for many years ꜰᴀᴄᴇᴅ ʀɪᴅɪᴄᴜʟᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ᴘʀᴏʙʟᴇᴍꜱ ɪɴ ᴀ ᴄᴏᴜɴᴛʀʏ ᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ɪɴꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ɪꜱ ꜱᴏᴍᴇᴛɪᴍᴇꜱ ꜱᴇᴇɴ ᴀꜱ ᴀ ᴄᴜʀꜱᴇ ꜰʀᴏᴍ Gᴏᴅ.
They adopted a Bᴏʏ in the 1980s, but the Bᴏʏ left to study in the US and never returned. In the end, the couple decided to try IVF after seeing an advertisement for the clinic in a newspaper.
Kaur said: “God heard our prayers. My life feels complete now. I felt “full of energy” and had no trouble taking care of the baby. My husband is also very caring and helps me as much as he can,”
The baby Bᴏʏ, named Arman, was born by caesarean section on April 19. Doctors at the clinic said he was “healthy and cute” and weighed 4.4 pounds at birth.
The National Fertility Center, run by Dr Anurag Bishnoi, has made headlines in the past for the ages of his patients. His clinic records many pregnancies in elderly couples, including the case of Rajo Devi, who was believed to be 70 years old when she first ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇd in 2006. Another wOᴍᴀɴ became a mother of a set of triplets at the age of 66, according to the clinic’s website.