A 70-year-old Indian grandmother of five has become the world’s oldest mom after giving birth to twins, the Sun reports. Omkari Panwar and her husband, a retired farmer, mortgaged their land, sold off their buffaloes, and took out loans to finance IVF treatment so they could produce a male heir.
Panwar, who has no birth certificate but bases her age on how old she was during India’s 1947 independence, delivered the 2-pound preemies—a boy and a girl—by C-section. “We kept no stone unturned and God has rewarded us," the 77-year-old father said. "The treatment cost me a fortune but the birth of a son makes it all worthwhile.”