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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Grandma, 70, Gives Birth to Twins

A 70-year-old woman from India is now the world's oldest woman to give birth.
Omkari Panwar, the wife of a retired farmer, delivered twins — a son and a daughter — via Caesarean section. Panwar has no birth certificate, but if her age is proven it would make her the world's oldest mother.
Why, you might ask, would Panwar's 77-year-old husband Charam Singh mortgage his land, sell his buffalos, spend his life savings and take out a credit card loan to finance in-vitro fertility treatment (IVF) for his wife?
Although the couple has two adult daughters and five grandchildren, they had no male heir.
"We already have two girls but we wanted a boy so that he could have taken care of our property. This boy and girl are God's greatest gift to us," Omkari said.



At 11:42 PM, Blogger Technonana said...

I read this account in the news... all I can say is ... who will be around to raise these children?
I keep my 2yr old grandson while his mommie teaches... If my husband wanted me to have another child now, I would say "JUST SHOOT ME!!"
Oh, I already have twins, Nathan's mommie is one of them, she has a twin brother.

At 11:56 PM, Blogger Beth K. Vogt said...

That is always one of the questions raised: Who will raise these children?
I'm assuming one of the daughters? Or the grandchildren themselves?


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