Indian woman aged 65 gives birth 'naturally'
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An Indian woman claims to have become one of the oldest mothers in the world after giving birth to a baby girl aged 65.

The mother, who has not been named, gave birth on Boxing Day at the hospital in a remote part of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, it is claimed.

Father Hakim Din, who is aged 80, thanked Allah for the 'precious gift' of a baby daughter but said the couple will need financial help to raise her, local media said. He added that the couple already have a son who was born between eight and 10 years ago.

Dr. Shabir Sidiqui, a maternity specialist in Kashmir, told local reporters that the case is the 'rarest of the rare'.

'Usually menopause sets in on an average 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,' he said. Doctors at the hospital where the birth occurred said both mother and baby are healthy and doing well.

If the claims are true, then it would make her the oldest mother in the world to have conceived the baby naturally.

Most women giving birth after the age of 50 rely on IVF treatment, having already gone through the menopause.

The world's current oldest verified mother is Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara, from Spain, who gave birth aged 66 to twins via IVF in 2006. However, many have claimed to have children at much more advanced ages, including another Indian woman named Daljinder Kaur. Kaur claimed in April 2016 that she had given birth to a son aged 72 via IVF after two previous treatments had failed.

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Dr. N●●●●a G●●●a
Dr. N●●●●a G●●●a Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Rare is still a possibility, but wisdom lies in taking adequate care of the child too, giving birth and asking help is like asking for interest without investment, they should take good care of themselves till the girl is 18 to provide perfect parental care
Dec 30, 2018Like3
S●●●●●●i S●●●h
S●●●●●●i S●●●h Homeopathic Medicine
I wonder how could she be still menstruating at such an old age !
Jan 1, 2019Like1
Dr. v●●●d c●●●●a
Dr. v●●●d c●●●●a General Surgery
I agree with Dr. Namita. Though this strikes as a medical miracle, the couple has a lot of thinking to do in terms of health care (not just for the baby but for themselves too) and financial independencies. Congratulations and best wishes to the family.
Jan 2, 2019Like2