70-Year-Old Woman Delivers First Baby

70-Year-Old Woman Delivers First Baby70-Year-Old Woman Delivers First Baby

An Indian woman who gave birth at the age of 70 said Tuesday she was not too old to become a first-time mother, adding that her life was now complete.

Daljinder Kaur gave birth last month to a boy following two years of IVF treatment at a fertility clinic in the northern state of Haryana with her 79-year-old husband, AFP reported.

Kaur said the couple, married for 46 years had faced ridicule in a country where infertility is sometimes seen as a curse from God. “My life feels complete now. I am looking after the baby all by myself, I feel so full of energy,” she said. The baby is now “healthy and hearty” after weighing just 2kg at birth.

“People say what will happen to the child once we die. But I have full faith in God,” said the husband.

The case is not the first in India, with a 72-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh state reportedly giving birth to twins in 2008, also through IVF.