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72-Year-Old Indian Woman Gives Birth to Healthy Baby With Help of IVF

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A 72-year-old woman from India gave birth to a healthy baby boy after receiving in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments for two years.

Daljinder Kaur, 72 and her husband Mohinder Singh Gill, 79, went to the National Fertility And Test Tube Baby Centre in Haryana with the hopes of conceiving their first child.

The health professionals at the center were feeling unsure about the chances of a successful pregnancy. After extensive testing, the found that Kaur would be able to carry the baby full term.

“When we saw the (IVF) advert, we thought we should also give it a try as I badly wanted to have a baby of my own,” Kaur said to AFP. “God heard our prayers. My life feels complete now.”

Some experts, including fertility expert Sunil Jindal. are concerned about the health effects on the new mother and the future for the child.

“There are ethical issues. In my opinion it is unfair to do such a procedure on a woman who is over 60,” Jindal told AFP. “Then the question comes how are the parents going to look after the baby? That is also quite a task.”

A 70-Year-Old Indian Woman Just Gave Birth With Help From IVF. Refinery29. Accessed May 11, 2016.

Doctors raise concerns after elderly Indian woman gives birth. Yahoo. Accessed May 11, 2016.

Indian woman gives birth at 70 with help of IVF. The Telegraph. Accessed May 11, 2016.

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I wish the baby gets all love from his family and friends. Such kids have to hear stupid comments in public. I hope he doesnt have to.

May 15, 2016 - 2:49pm
HERWriter Guide

I read they have made arrangements with family who will take over when they die which is a great thing.  

They'll never be fit enough to really be hands on with active/athletic older kids.  The father, especially.  If he's alive.  Looking at them both, they look very frail. I believe they are doing whatever they want with no afterthought to the child. 

We all have the right to do what we want with our bodies but that doesn't mean we should.  God did not intervene here - science did. 

But at least they've put arrangements in place for later on.  Essentially they're doting grandparents to this child and others will be doing the actual parenting.  As long as everyone is ok with that then so be it! This child is a vanity project for this couple. 


May 13, 2016 - 4:45am
EmpowHER Guest

Why are there ethical issues? The parents wanted to make this life decision and the technology was there, which they were willing to pay for.
What gives anyone the right to second guess them because they are older than some arbitrary age set in the mind of the [all-knowing?] doctor.
The reality of health freedom is that anyone has the right to make their own decisions about the disposition of their own body.
That said, I think PERSONALLY that it is irresponsible and narcissistic in the extreme BUT it is the right of the mother to do so if she wishes. As a health freedom advocate, I applaud them for making their own decisions.
Yours in health and freedom,
Dr. Rima
Rima E. Laibow, MD
Medical Director
Natural Solutions Foundation

May 12, 2016 - 8:30pm
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