Woman, 74, Becomes World’s 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 and her 80-year-old husband, Rajarao, married in 1962 and gave up dreams of having a child decades ago. But the couple, from ­Nelapartipadu in Andhra Pradesh, eastern India, was given the green light for IVF treatment last year. She has surpassed the age of the previous oldest mum in the world, Daljinder Kaur, from Punjab, India, who gave 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.

Dr. Sanakkayala Umasankar said of his patient: “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. There were no health complications.

“Both the babies are healthy.”

‘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.

The babies, each weighing 4lb, were delivered by cesarean section at a hospital in Guntur. It made Erramatti the world’s oldest mum, beating the previous record set by Daljinder Kaur, from Punjab, India, who gave birth in 2016, aged 70.

‘I don’t 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.

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