This wonderful news comes to us from Guntur. India.
Being a septuagenarian usually means that you are a grandmother with doting grandchildren. However, that is not the case with 74-year-old Mangayamma who became the oldest ever woman to give birth to twins in the town on Guntur in Andhra Pradesh.
Mangayamma managed to conceive through in vitro fertilization(IVF) procedure and delivered twin baby girls at the Ahalya Nursing home. The girls were born through C-section and Mangayamma’s dream of being a mother was realized at the ripe old age of 74.
It all started 57 years ago when Mangayamma was married to Yarramsetti Rajarao, a farmer in the East Godavari district. The couple failed to conceive even after repeated attempts. In their desperation, they visited all available doctors but even after a decade of trying, Mangayamma failed to conceive.
Decades passed like this but the couple was disappointed again and again. The couple had tried IVF at a clinic in Chennai a long time back but they were of no avail.
It was much later that the couple came in contact with Dr. Sanakkayala Umasankar who was an IVF specialist. The couple visited him in Guntur and decided to go for his treatment through IVF. However, there was another problem. As Mangayamma had reached menopause the doctor was required to perform a small surgery and a uterus from another woman was arranged.
Mangayamma was kept under close watch and a team of medical professionals monitored the IVF procedure with the woman in the hospital in the month of January. Thankfully the woman did not have any complications like hypertension or diabetes. This made the procedure a lot easier. The couple was also provided with psychological counseling so that they could handle questions from other people in the neighborhood about conceiving so late.
For the delivery, even Mangayamma’s mother, a grand old lady of 95 years was present at what would be a world record for the oldest woman to give birth and that too in India.
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