Indian woman becomes first-time mother in her 70s

Stuff co.nz 11 May 2016
An Indian couple in their 70s are celebrating becoming parents for the first time, thanks to IVF.

Daljinder Kaur, who believes herself to be over 70, gave birth to a healthy baby boy after treatment using donor eggs.

She and husband Mohinder Singh Gill, a farmer, have been married 46 years but had not conceived, something which can be seen as a curse from God in their culture.

They underwent treatment at a fertility clinic in the northern state of Haryana, India after coming into some money following a family feud.

Their baby boy, Arman, was born weighing 4.4lb (2kg) – making Kaur one of the world’s oldest mothers.

Kaur does not have a birth certificate, which is not uncommon India, but Anurag  Bishnoi, embryologist and owner of the National Fertility and Test Tube Baby centre in Hisar, told the Guardian newspaper that he believed she could be 72.
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