STATES CHRONICLE – A 72-year-old Indian woman named Dalijinder Kaur is amongst the oldest mothers in the world.
She and her 79-year-old husband, Mohinder Singh Gill, now have a son procreated through the in vitro fertilization method (IVF).
This makes Dalijinder Kaur the oldest woman to give birth to a first child and makes the couple the oldest parents in the world.
The newly parents were unable to have children on their own during their 46-year-old marriage, so they decided to apply to IVF at the Hisar fertility center in Haryana, India.
But their desire to have a baby didn’t quite spawn from their lifetime desire to conceive when they first visited the fertility clinic three years ago.
According to the Daily Mail, Mohinder Singh Gill admits having turned to having a child to secure a Rs 4.8 crores inheritance, thus ending a long battle between Gill and his father.
Gill states that his father wanted to deprive him of a property share if he wasn’t able to conceive with his wife. On the plea of Gil having no children, his siblings would have been able to cut him out of the inheritance.
Talk about persistence! The insurance battle began almost four decades ago, and his wife – now a 72-year-old mother – failed to bear children due to complications in the 1970’s and again in the 1980’s.
Having almost given up on trying to conceive babies, hope sparked again for the couples when they saw the fertility clinic’s ad.
The baby boy was conceived with donor eggs as Dalijinder Kaur had stopped creating her own, through a process that took two years to become fruitful.
Doctor Anurag Bishnoi at the National Fertility and Test Tube Center said the first attempts failed, but at a third and last attempt, last year, it worked, and now here we are with a 72-year-old mother and a healthy boy.
The new mom and her little boy are – as of now – healthy and present no sign of future complications.
When asked about the prospect of the child being raised without his parents because their old age will leave them unable to take care of the child or they will die and leave it without care, the father, Mohinder Singh Gill, husband of the 72-year-old mother, replied: “I have full faith in God.”
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