This record was recently broken in India: the oldest mother in the world! A woman recently gave birth to twins when she was 73 years old!
India is a country where women can become mothers quite late on. There are already examples of a few, a 70-year-old woman broke the record for the oldest mother in the world when she gave birth to a little boy.
Her achievement however was recently beaten by a 73-year-old woman who, despite her age, gave birth to twins!
An unusual birth
This story took place in the state of Andhra Pradesh, where Mangayamma Yaramati, 73 years old, had never managed to have children with her 82-year-old husband.
In Indian society where family values are very important, the couple felt like they were looked down on and condemned for their inability to start a family.
The couple, who are much too old to have children naturally, had In Vitro Fertilization treatment and then welcomed two perfectly healthy twins into the world. They were born via a C-section.
‘We are incredibly happy’ said her husband to the media. However, just one day after his wife gave birth, the man had to be taken to hospital after having a stroke.
At 73 years old, Mangayamma Yaramati now holds the record for the oldest mother in the world.