The oldest mother in the world: Woman gives birth to her first child at 72 years old


An Indian woman has given birth to her first child at the age of 70. 

Daljinder Kaur gave birth  to a boy following two years of IVF treatment at a fertility clinic in the northern state of Haryana with her 79-year-old husband.

Daljinder Kaur, 72, and her 79-year-old husband sought fertility treatment in September 2014.

“I used to feel empty. There was so much loneliness,” Daljinder told the Agence France-Presse. “I had lost hope of becoming a mother ever.”

It wasn’t easy to convince doctors to give her the treatment but finally they agreed to her having rounds of IVF. Two years and three rounds later she conceived.

Daljinder gave birth to a healthy baby boy weighing 4.4lb who they named Arman, on April 19, 2016  — and she instantly became one of the world’s oldest mothers.

As if a healthy delivery without complications wasn’t surprising enough at Dalijinder’s age, she then went on to breastfeed her son for three months.

Almost 11 months after having her son, the media caught up with her to find out how she was coping.

Find out how this amazing family are finding life after their son arrived in the video below.