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World's Oldest Mother on 'Pregnant at 70' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted May 27th 2010 11:50PM
The World's Oldest Mother on 'Pregnant at 70'The oldest woman in the world to give birth lives in northern India. Her story is told on the Discovery Health Channel special 'Pregnant at 70' (Thu., 8PM ET on DHC). Though to be honest, we don't know exactly how old the woman is -- because she isn't sure of her own birthday. She may be 70, or she may be as old as 72.

The mother, Rajo Devi, had been trying for fifty years to have a baby with her 72-year-old husband. In India, a great amount of social stigma exists for married couples who don't have children. Devi became pregnant via in vitro fertilization -- even though she experienced menopause more than twenty years ago.

She now has a seven-month-old daughter. The doctor who preformed the in vitro operation said that he expected no medical difficulties. But he was concerned that the child would be orphaned at an early age, due to the advanced age of her parents.

What do you think? Do you find this to be a heartwarming story? Or a tale of medical science gone wrong?

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that is amazing

May 29 2010 at 2:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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