An Indian mother who has given birth at the age of 72 through IVF treatment says her life is now complete. Daljinder Kaur and her 79-year-old husband became parents last month following two years of treatment at a clinic in the northern state of Haryana. The baby, called Armaan, was conceived using the couple’s own egg and sperm and, despite weighing just 2kg (4.4lbs), is now doing well. Ms Kaur said: “God heard our prayers. My life feels complete now. I am looking after the baby all by myself, I feel so full of energy. My husband is also very caring and helps me as much as he can.”
When we saw the (IVF) advert, we thought we should also give it a try as I badly wanted to have a baby of my own
Mrs Kaur said she and her husband of 46 years had almost given up hope of ever having a child and had faced ridicule in a country where infertility is sometimes seen as a curse. But she insisted she did not believe she was too old to be a first-time mother and said she felt very well and fit enough to cope. Her husband, Mohinder Singh Gill, who owns a farm outside Amritsar, said he was unconcerned about their age, saying God would watch over their child. "People say what will happen to the child once we die. But I have full faith in God. God is omnipotent and omnipresent, he will take care of everything,“ he said.
I first tried to avoid the case because she looked very frail. Then we made her undergo all the tests and once all the results were okay we went ahead.
Anurag Bishnoi, who runs the fertility clinic