A couple was never able to conceive naturally during their 46-year-marriage before undertaking fertility treatment in their 70s. In 2019, she admitted that it was hard on her body to give birth at such an advanced age, but she doesn’t regret it.
Daljinder Kaur, who does not have a birth certificate, is believed to be in her 70s, AFP reported. She gave birth to a boy after two years of IVF treatment. Her husband was believed to be 79 at the time.
“I feel blessed to be able to hold my own baby. I had lost hope of becoming a mother ever,” said Kaur, CBS reported. “Everyone asked me to adopt a baby, but I never wanted to. I had faith in Almighty, and knew I will bear my child one day,” she also said.
When the child, Armaan, was born, he was described as healthy, CBS noted.
Hard on Body
Speaking to Practical Parenting earlier this year, she said that she has experienced high blood pressure and weakening joints since giving birth
“My blood pressure has suffered and I get tired very easily now. I’ve seen several doctors but they just give me medicines and a diet plan,” she explained.
“My body can’t take it,” she said. “It’s been harder than I thought. I’m worried for Armaan. I have to take care of my health but I have to care of Armaan too.”
Despite the difficulties, she said she has no regrets about giving birth so late in life.
“I love him. He is a friendly child and smiles at everyone. This makes things very easy for me because I can be at ease when someone is around,” she added. “I spend all day with him. We decided not to get any help. He loves his father a lot. He’s always in his arms if I’m busy cooking or doing housework.”
At age 3, the boy is still very small for his age, Daljinder said.
“We’ve asked doctors if there’s any medicine we can give him to increase his weight but they said let him gain weight naturally,” she told the website.
In 2006, another Indian woman, Rajo Devi, gave birth to a daughter at age 70.