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Monday, December 08, 2008

Another 70-year-old in India gives birth to IVF baby

70-year-old Rajo Devi of India gave birth to her first child, a girl, after undergoing infertility treatment, according to the Daily Mail. Both mother and baby are reportedly doing well.

Devi tried for 50 years to get pregnant with her 72-year-old husband. She became pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF) at a clinic in the northern Indian state of Haryana after doctors determined that she was healthy enough to survive a high-risk pregnancy.


Devi is the second 70-year-old in India to give birth in 2008. In July, Omkari Panwar gave birth via Caesarean section to twins, a boy and girl, after undergoing IVF. Panwar was already the mother of two daughters and grandmother of five. Her age couldn't be verified because she had no birth certificate, but at that time Panwar became the oldest woman to give birth. In 2006, a 67-year-old woman in Spain gave birth to IVF twins.

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