She holds the record for the world’s latest pregnancy, giving birth for the first time at 75
Prabha Devi became a mother naturally for the very first time at 75. Originally from India, she and her husband – who was 80 years old at the time of birth – had never managed to procreate before that. However, they had decided to adopt a first child.
It was at Kinker Hospital in Kota (Rajasthan) that their little girl was born on October 12, 2019, after only 30 weeks of pregnancy. As relayed by several media including Closernatural childbirth was not possible because of the advanced age of the mother… But not only that!
At 75, she holds the record for the world’s latest pregnancy
Sure enough, the woman also had only one lung, due to tuberculosis she suffered from in the past. Vaginal birth proved to be too risky for all these reasons. It is therefore naturally that the cesarean section was preferred.
In the columns of The Sun, the doctor who gave birth to Prabha Devi declares: “ We did an ultrasound, and found that there were complications, so we decided to give her a caesarean. “.
The medical professional continues: She was old and in poor health, we could not take any chances with the child’s life. She had already carried the baby for more than six months, which is already very surprising for her age. “.
A baby conceived through IVF
“ If we hadn’t triggered this delivery, she could have died in childbirth “, concludes the gynecologist. At birth, the little girl weighed no more than 680 grams. Immediately after her birth, she was placed in an incubator. His condition eventually stabilized.
The baby was conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF). It was after trying several times to get pregnant naturally – without success – that the septuagenarian, supported by her husband, decided to have recourse to medically assisted procreation.
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The record for the latest pregnancy in the world was previously held by Mangayamma Yaramati. This other 74-year-old Indian woman has given birth to twin girls. They too were designed by IVF.