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Miracle :70-year-old woman gives birth to her first child after 45 years of marriage.

A 70-year-old Gujarat woman gave birth to a healthy baby a month ago in Kutch district. The woman, Jivuben Valabhai, does not have any ID to prove her age, but according to her, she has seen 65-70 summers till now. The couple had been married for 45 years but could not have children. With a long-standing desire to have their own child, the couple resorted to IVF. The process was challenging for the doctors owing to the woman's age and other factors related to it. The team still went ahead and, at eight months into pregnancy, the woman delivered her first baby.


The resident of Mora village in Rapar taluka did not have any documents to prove her age, but told her physicians that she had seen around 65 to 70 summers while being steadfast in her desire to have a child through IVF. And even the lady luck had to give in to this couple’s desire and their first child was born after 45 years of marriage.  "We had a team of doctors, including a cardiologist and a physician on standby. Anything could have gone wrong because of her age, but she was fine and gave birth to a healthy baby." 


The current world record holder for the oldest woman to give birth belongs to Maria del Carmen Bousada Lara, whose twin boys were delivered by Caesarean section when she was 66 years, 358 days old, in Spain. It is not clear if Jivunben Rabari will seek official entry into the Guinness World Record books and her age has not been independently verified. 


The doctor said he was surprised by the elderly woman when she first visited him and even advised her for months not to undergo the IVF process before giving in to her request.   According to the doctors, they counseled Jivuben not to take the risk of pregnancy at this age, but she was quite emotional about getting the baby. Gynaecologist, Dr Naresh Bhanushali said,  


The doctors conducted sonography after two weeks and were surprised to see the foetus developing and continued to monitor it. They later found a heartbeat on time and saw no deformity and hence, continued with the pregnancy.Though the mother had no comorbidities, looking at the risk of age-related blood pressure, doctors performed a C-section after eight months of pregnancy and the baby and its mother are totally healthy.


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Gujarat Jivuben Valabhai Mora Rapar


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