The Hindustan Times is reporting that a 72-year-old has given birth to her first child.
Seventy-two-year old Daljinder Kaur delivered a healthy baby boy, Arman Singh, on April 19 this year — 46 years after her marriage and about 20 years after her menopause.
Desperate to have a child, Kaur’s wish could be fulfilled through the in-vitro fertilization (IVF-test tube) technique, wherein the eggs and sperm are fertilized outside the womb, in a test tube.
Kaur’s 79-year-old husband, Mohinder Singh Gill, had been traveling with her from Amritsar in Punjab to Hisar in Haryana since 2013 to ensure the success of the treatment.
After two failed IVF cycles, Kaur finally conceived in July last year. “The woman came to me alone first in 2013, after reading about us in a paper,” said Dr Anurag Bishnoi, embryologist and owner of the National Fertility and Test Tube Baby Centre in Hisar.
This is the second case at the centre where a 70-year-old woman has delivered successfully through IVF.
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