Answered prayer

Indian woman in her 70s gives birth to a baby boy

An Indian woman in her 70s has reportedly given birth to a baby boy — her first successful pregnancy with her husband, after 46 years of marriage. Daljinder Kaur gave birth last month in the northern state of Haryana, after two years of using donor eggs and IVF, according to the Guardian. The mother’s exact age is not known (she does not have a birth certificate) but embryologist Anurag Bishnoi estimated it at 72.

Kaur said she and her husband, Mohinder Singh Gill, had almost lost hope of having a child of their own (they had previously adopted) and had suffered ridicule in a country where infertility can be seen as a curse. “God heard our prayers. My life feels complete now,” she told Agence France-Presse from the northern city of Amritsar. “I am looking after the baby all by myself. I feel so full of energy. My husband is also very caring and helps me as much as he can.”

Their 4.4lb son has been named Arman.

Bishnoi has treated other elderly couples, assisting mothers aged 70 and 66 to become first-time mothers — the latter with triplets.

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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