70-Year-Olds Become First-Time Parents
Seventy-two-year-old Daljinder Kaur delivered a healthy baby boy, Arman Singh — 46 years after her marriage and about 20 years after her menopause.
Desperate to have a child, their wish could be fulfilled only through the in-vitro fertilization (IVF-test tube) technique. The 79-year-old couple had been traveling from Amritsar to Hisar in Haryana since 2013 to ensure the success of IVF.
After two failed IVF cycles, Kaur finally conceived in July last year.
Dr. Anurag Bishnoi, embryologist, and owner of the National Fertility and Test Tube Baby Centre said, “The woman came to me alone first in 2013, after reading about us in a paper, This is the second case at the center where a 70-year-old woman has delivered successfully through IVF.
The first case was of 70-yearold Rajo Devi in 2006, who had given birth to a baby girl.
In 2008, a 66-year-old woman had given birth to triplets — two boys and a girl, at the center.
The husband blames it on a lack of awareness and a family feud that was on for years because of which they didn’ t get time to see a doctor.
“It was embarrassing to not be able to produce a child, no doubt, but we have been busy with litigation all our life and hardly had time to think it over. After we got a little free a few years ago, we thought of trying for a baby. The newspaper article was spotted at an opportune moment, I’d say,”
said Gill, a farmer and now a proud father.