73-year-old woman gives birth to twins in India
An Indian woman who gave birth to twin girls is believed to be the oldest person to ever give birth after having the babies at the age of 73.
Erramatti Mangayamma, 73, from Andhra Pradesh, had twins Thursday via C-section, and experts said the successful delivery makes her the oldest person on record to have successfully given birth.
“The surgery went well … the mother and the babies are all healthy with no complications,” Umashankar told CNN. “We are not allowing the mother to breastfeed and the babies will be fed through the milk bank.”
He said the pregnancy was free of complications, owing largely to the fact that Mangayamma doesn’t have diabetes, hypertension or other conditions that could make a pregnancy at her age particularly dangerous.