22.4.19

12 Of The Oldest Women In History To Have Given Birth.

Dalijinder Kaur holds the record for being the oldest mother she gave birth to a boy back in 2016 at the age of 72 while her husband, Mohinder Singh Gill at that time was 79. The son whom they named Arman meaning “wish” was there first. Kaur has been with her husband for nearly 5 decades in marriage without being blessed with a child. She began a two-year IVF treatment before finally being able to conceive. Although she did not have a birth certificate at that time, the hospital she underwent her treatment in placed her at the age of 72 even though she said she was 70 years old. Her treatment came under fire as most fertility experts criticized the doctor (Dr Anurag Bishnoi) for performing the IVF treatment on her at her elderly age., the doctor who provided Kaur with the fertility treatments was criticized by other doctors and fertility experts for giving IVF treatments to someone as old as Kaur. These experts worry that Kaur’s success in having a baby will offer unrealistic expectations to other elderly women hopeful of bearing children of their own.
Rejo Devi Lohan is an Indian woman who gave birth to her last-born baby back in 2008 at the age of 69! At that time, Rejo was considered to be the oldest known to be the oldest mother in the world’s medical history ever registered. She garnered substantial press-time internationally. Her daughter is now very healthy although she nearly died in the process. Rejo was also able to have her daughter through undergoing IVF treatment. During an interview with Rejo conducted by the Daily Mail back in 2013, she stated that her source of strength, even when faced with death and illness, was her newly found blessing. A decade after giving birth to Naveen, Rejo is still alive and well.
She is documented as the oldest British mother. Anyone sharing a name with Her Majesty, the Queen of England must be special. Elizabeth gave birth to her child at the age of 66. There has been backlash from medical practitioners for her choice of IVF treatment sighting concerns about the child having some psychological problems. Even Prof Severino Antinori, who helped another 62-year-old Briton Patricia Rashbrook give birth some years back claimed he was stunned at the prospect of Ms Adeney giving birth. “I respect the choice medically but I think anything over 63 is risky because you cannot guarantee the child will have a loving mother or family,” he added. It is possible to give a child to the mother up to the age of 83 but it is medically criminal to do this because the likelihood is the child will lose his mum and suffer from psychological problems.” Both mother and child are currently feeling fine and have not suffered in any way.
In 2010, another Indian woman, at the age of 66, was blessed with not just one but triplets! All three of the babies survived and continue to grow normally. Bhateri is surprisingly enough also still quite healthy. She similarly gave birth to the triplets after receiving IVF treatments from the National Fertility Center in Haryana, India. The centre has been considered by most to being a very controversial treatment facility as it has and continues to supply treatments to older women, most of the other women on this list have received their treatment from the same facility. The doctor (Dr Anurag Bishnoi) who also supervised Bhateri’s treatment, is proud of what the centre has accomplished over the years. Bhateri and her husband, Deva, had been trying in vain to start a family of their own since they got married over 4 decades ago. Deva was overjoyed of the possibility of becoming a father for the first time.
Another old mother to have a child at old age is Romanian, Adriana Iliescu. In 2005, at the age of 66, she gave birth to her daughter via cesarean section after 9 years of undergoing fertility treatment. At that time, she was the oldest ever recorded mother. Unfortunately, her daughter, Eliza Maria was the only child to survive from a set of triples. She told reporters during her interview with Realitatea TV that she was optimistic of seeing her daughter grow up since her family had a long history of longevity. One of the last interviews Adriana gave was back in 2010 to the Daily Mail and since there have been no rumours of her or her child’s death as of 2019, we believe they are going on well. Eliza is now the most loved daughter in all Romania.
Omkari was compelled to undergo fertility treatment to become pregnant even though she had 2 daughters already as the family needed her to have a boy to inherit her husband’s farmland. In 2008, at the age of 70, she was blessed with twins a boy and a girl although after struggling with health issues, she, unfortunately, died after just three years. Her husband, Charan Singh Panwar paid for her IVF treatment by selling his buffalos, mortgaging his land, spending his life savings, and taking out a credit card loan. Was all these worth it? Panwar seems to think so.
A Spaniard, Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara is possibly the most controversial older mother on the list. This is because she lied about her age in order to be eligible for the fertility program which she admitted to later after it was too late to stop the treatment. In 2006, she gave birth to twins but was only able to be with them for just a few years as she died from stomach cancer in July 2009. However, before her demise, it was confirmed that she was not actually 55 years as she had purported earlier but was 66 years old. She defended herself saying, “I have wanted to be a mother all my life, but I never had the opportunity or met the right man.” Even her own family referred to her decision as, “selfish and irresponsible”
In 2011, a Ukrainian woman (Valentyna Pinverbna) gave birth for the first time at the age of 66. She was impregnated through artificial insemination and gave birth to a healthy daughter. It took her 3 IVF cycles before getting a positive result. Most people would not believe she had survived such a challenge.
Annegret Raunigk took the headlines by storm when she gave birth to quadruplets at the age of 65, making her the only one to achieve this at that age. The German woman in total has had 17 children ranging from birth to 44 years old! She is also the only European woman over the age of 60 do this! She had her treatment in Ukraine since doctors in Germany were not convinced she or the baby would be able to survive the stress of bearing another child since she had already given birth to 13 children at that time. All she said is that everyone “should live as they want to” when criticized with accusations of being crazy or selfish. 
Another Indian woman (Memnune Tiryaki) gave birth to her first child at the age of 62. She had been trying to have a baby for more than 3 decades. However, her luck finally struck after he pensionable age. She also gives thanks to modern advancements in the field of medicine, specifically fertility treatment for helping her achieve success. 
Dawn Brooke, an English woman, has a special place in this list for being the first woman, at the age of 59, to conceive a child naturally. Brooke is well known across the U.K. and was officially registered in the Guinness World Record Book as the oldest woman to naturally delivered a baby.
Another woman to have natural childbirth is a Russian by the name Raisa Akhmadeeva. She gave birth for the first time at the age of 56 without any medical treatment. Her child was born premature and the family struggled to help her survive for the initial two years after birth. It’s clear that the risk of pregnancy complications goes up as the mother’s age increases. Some of the risks facing women over 50 years of age who wish to bear children include Cesarean section, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, hypertension, miscarriage, and placenta previa. Other risks to the child include too short gestational age, extremely low birth weight, and fetal mortality that is put at double in older women.

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