Indian Woman, 70, Is Oldest First-Time Mom

She and husband say they'd wanted a child together for 50 years.

By Rebecca Smith Hurd,  Newser User

Posted Dec 10, 2008 9:19 AM CST

(Newser) – A 70-year-old woman in India says she gave birth to her first child in late November, making her the world’s oldest new mother, the BBC reports. Rajo Devi underwent fertility treatment so she and her husband, Bala Ram, could realize their 50-year dream of having a child. Ram is 72.

Rajo Devi says she gave birth to this baby girl at the end of November.
Rajo Devi says she gave birth to this baby girl at the end of November.   (BBC News)
Rajo Devi and her husband, Bala Ram, had wanted a child together for 50 years.
Rajo Devi and her husband, Bala Ram, had wanted a child together for 50 years.   (BBC News)
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Rajo Devi, 70, delivered a baby girl after undergoing in vitro fertilization.   (MSNBC)

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