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70-year-old woman gives birth to her first child

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

Daljinder Kaur, a 70-year-old woman, gave birth to her first baby last month following two years of IVF treatment at a clinic in Haryana with her 79-year-old farmer husband, Mohinder Singh Gill. The couple had been married, but childless for 46 years.

"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," said Kaur. "When we saw the (IVF) advertisment, we thought we should give it a try as I badly wanted to have a baby of my own."

According to the clinic, Kaur is 72 years old.

The baby, now named Armaan, was conceived using the couple's own egg and sperm and is now 'healthy and hearty' said the National Fertility and Test Tube Centre on Tuesday. It was born on 19 April, and weighed just two kilogrammes at birth, according to NDTV.

"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," said Gill.

Dr Anurag Bishnoi who runs the fertility clinic 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."

First published: 11 May 2016, 8:20 IST