Erramatti Mangayamma, a farmer woman from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, India, has given birth to twin healthy girls by C-section and is probably he oldest person ever to give birth.
She became pregnant through IVF. "The surgery went well ... the mother and the babies are all healthy with no complications," Dr. Sanakayyala Umashankar, the director of Ahalya IVF, who performed the C-section, told media. "She is very confident now. More confident than ever in her life and she is looking forward to the next chapter of her life with the kids," he said about the mother. Mangayamma and her husband, 80-year-old, have been married since 1962 but had never been able to conceive naturally. Erramatti surpassed the 70-year-old Daljinder Kaur, who previously held the record.
"The mother and the babies are doing well," Dr Uma Sankar, the woman's doctor, declared. However, Erramatti’s husband, Mr Rajarao suffered a sudden stroke and is currently being treated in hospital soon after the happy event in their life. The couple said they were stigmatised in their village for not having children. There were critics of the decision to allow such an old couple to have IVF.