The couple had been trying to conceive for years. However, they were not able to. Now Erramatti Mangayamma has become the World’s Oldest Mother.
From the town of Andhra Pradesh, Erramatti Mangayamma caught the eye of news outlets after she got pregnant at the age 74. Even though the woman had gone through menopause 30 years ago, she and her husband did not stop trying to conceive.
Mangayamma started going through IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) treatments at the Ahalya IVF clinic in the city of Guntur. She got the idea after her 55-year-old neighbor had a baby.
Before her, another Indian woman, Daljinder Kaur gave birth to a son back in 2016. She was 72 years old at the time.
Mangayamma’s doctor, Dr. Umashankar said to The Hans India, “It is another world record. Mangamma and her husband also happy”.
The father of the newborn, Raja Rao told Zee Media, “We faced a lot of social stigma in our village for not having a child. We could not bear the taunts since our marriage so we tried our best but now we hope God will bless us.”
Mangayamma said, “I cannot express my feeling in words. These babies complete me. My six-decade-long wait has finally come to an end. Now, no one can call me infertile anymore.”
Also adding, “I thought about taking help of IVF procedure after a neighbor conceived at the age of 55.”
The previous title holder of World’s Oldest Mother was Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara, a Spanish woman who gave birth at the age of 66. However, she died in 2009 when she was 69.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
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