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Andhra: 74-year-old woman gives birth to twins through IVF, sets world record

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Published : Sep 5, 2019, 2:55 pm IST
Updated : Sep 5, 2019, 2:55 pm IST

The lady was kept under the supervision of the doctors during the course of her pregnancy in the nursing home.

When their 55-year-old neighbour became pregnant through IVF, Mangayamma and her husband, Rao, visited the nursing home. (Photo: Representational image)
 When their 55-year-old neighbour became pregnant through IVF, Mangayamma and her husband, Rao, visited the nursing home. (Photo: Representational image)

Hyderabad: An Andhra Pradesh woman created a world record by giving birth to twins at 74 years of age. She bore children 57 years after marriage, news18 reported.

The woman, Mangayamma, married Yerramatti Raja Rao on March 22, 1962. The couple failed to have children, leaving their dreams unfulfilled.

 

When their 55-year-old neighbour became pregnant through IVF, Mangayamma and her husband, Rao, visited the nursing home.

Dr Sanakkayala and Dr Umashankar at the Ahalya Nursing Home collected Raja Rao's sperm, and were successful in the fertilisation process.

Mangayamma was kept under the supervision of the doctors during the course of her pregnancy in the nursing home. Dr Umashankar performed a c-section surgery to deliver the twins on Thursday at 10:30 am.

“I’m feeling very happy. We have been in the hospital for nine months. After seeing the children today we have forgotten all our struggles. We will take care of both children,” said Raja Rao.

 

Tags: ivf, twins
Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad