This is crazy! Daljinder Kaur of Amritsar City, India, is one of the oldest women in history to give birth. Thanks to medical technology and in-vitro fertilization, she gave birth to her first child; a baby boy, whom she named Arman Singh.
The new mother puts her age at about 70, but the clinic where she gave birth released a statement saying she was 72, according to AFP.
Regardless of her exact age, the new baby was the answer to decades of prayers by Kaur and her husband of 46 years, Mohinder Singh, 79.
“I feel blessed to be able to hold my own baby. I had lost hope of becoming a mother ever,” Kaur told AFP. “I used to feel empty. There was so much loneliness.”
Singh said the couple decided to go through fertility treatment about a year and a half ago.
“Due to a family feud we never focused on our dream to become parents,” Singh told Barcroft TV. “In September 2014, my wife gave me an ultimatum and said she would go the National Fertility and Test Tube Baby Centre in Hisar, Haryana, independently if I did not accompany her.”
Doctors told Faur she was too old and relatives suggested that the cost of the treatment — around $14,448 — would be better spent by adopting a needy child.
However, the couple decided to go through with it anyway.“I never wanted to adopt a child as I was unsure if I would be able to love it like my own, hence I was keen to give birth to a baby myself,” she told Barcroft TV.
Kaur conceived her child using donor eggs from a fertility clinic, since she was 20 years post-menopause.
Currently, Kaur is breastfeeding her newborn and plans to do so as long as possible, according to Barcroft.
As unbelievable as it may be, she’s not even the oldest woman to ever give birth! That’s even crazier! This just goes to show that anything is possible if you persevere and don’t let go of hope!