Woman, 74, becomes worlds oldest mum after giving birth to twins
A 74-year-old Indian woman has become the oldest mum in the world after giving birth to healthy twins via IVF.
Erramatti Mangayamma has waited nearly 60 years to have children with her 80-year-old husband Rajarao, who is a farmer.
The couple married in 1962 and until now have never been parents.
She has surpassed the age of the previous oldest mum in the world, Daljinder Kaur, from Punjab, India, who have birth at the age of 70 in 2016.
Erramatti, from Nelapartipadu village in the Eastern Godavari district, was given the all clear for IVF treatment from Ahalya Hospital last year.
Doctors successfully delivered the two babies – both girls – following a successful caesarean operation on Thursday.
Doctor Umasankar said: As she is old, she cannot release eggs so we got eggs from a donor and collected sperm from her husband.
Luckily, she conceived in the first cycle itself and she was found to be pregnant this January.
It was smooth, as there were no health complications.
Each baby is weighing approximately 2kgs and both the babies are healthy.
I dont think she will have any major health issues in the post-delivery period.
However, she cannot breast-feed the babies
Erramatti was taken to ICU for monitoring after the operation but is safe and healthy, according to doctor Umasankar.