A pensioner has given birth to her first child after 54 years of marriage. Chandravati, from Rajasthan, Indiagave birth to a 3.3kg baby boy earlier this week.
Now in her 70s, Chandravati and her husband welcomed their first child after a successful round of in vitro fertilization (IVF). They had been trying to have a child since 1968, when Richard Nixon became president and humans had not yet landed on the moon.
Father Gopichand, 75, overjoyed, said: “Tears of happiness have flowed from Chandravati’s eyes again and again. Now, [los bebés de FIV] they have to become equal to everyone in the world.”
Gopichand was shot in the leg as a soldier, resulting in a wound that made it difficult for the couple to have children.The mother and baby are doing well, according to local media reports.
The couple tried for five decades to conceive and consulted many doctors. They finally approached the fertility center through a relative and managed to conceive the child on the third try.
Despite being delighted that they were finally able to conceive, they admit to having some reservations about having a baby at such an unusual age. In 2019, Erramatti Mangayamma from India was crowned the world’s oldest living person to give birth after having twins at the age of 74.
The New Indian Express also reports that the couple came just in time, as new laws that come into effect from June 2022 mean that “no IVF infertility center will be able to provide treatment to women and men over the age of 50”.