65-year-old Indian woman gives birth to second child

Her husband thanked Allah for the ‘precious gift’.

A 65-year-old Indian woman recently gave birth to a health baby girl and claims to have become the oldest mother in the world. The unnamed woman’s husband, 80-year-old Hakim Din thanked Allah for the precious gift.

The elderly couple who already has a son aged between 8 and 10 years, are now seeking financial help from the government to raise their newborn daughter, according to Daily Mail. Terming the birth a ‘rarest of rare’ case, Dr Shabir Sidiqui, a maternity specialist from Kashmir said, “Usually menopause sets in at the age of 47 years in India. Once it sets in, there is no possibility (of giving birth). But this is a rare one.”

If the woman has conceived naturally then she could become the oldest mother in the world to have conceived without IVF. She is said to have gone into labour on December 26 and delivered the baby at a hospital in a remote part of Kashmir. Most women who give birth after the age of 50, rely on IVF treatment and have already gone through menopause.

Although the world’s oldest verified mother is 66-year-old Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara from Spain who gave birth to twins via IVF in 2006, there are several women who have claimed to have children at much more advanced ages. Another Indian woman named Daljinder Kaur, 72, claimed in April 2016 to have given birth to a son via IVF after two failed treatments.

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An Egyptian couple were blessed with a baby boy at 12:00am.


Amid the much-awaited fireworks and ushering in the new year, Al Zahra Hospital Sharjah welcomed its first baby of 2019 shortly after midnight. An Egyptian couple were blessed with a baby boy at 12:00 AM.

The baby, named Adam, was born to Wael Ali Muhammad Muhammad Mahdawi and Al Shaima Mohammed Kyder.

Dr. Rebab Mehdi Hilmy, Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Al Zahra Hospital Sharjah said that the mother and the baby are in good health and doing well. The healthy baby boy weighed 2860 kgs.

Expressing joy on addition of a new member in the family, the beaming father said,” This is an exceptional gift right at the beginning of the year. We are thankful to Dr. Rebab and the medical team at Al Zahra Hospital Sharjah for all the care and expertise in ensuring that the mother and child are safe”.

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