A 74-year-old woman now holds the record for “world’s oldest mom” after giving birth to twins on Thursday.
She became pregnant following a round of in vitro fertilization using donor eggs. The woman, identified as Erramatti Mangayamma, and her husband, 80-year-old Rajarao, hail from a small Indian village in the Eastern Godavari district.
The couple welcomed two baby girls after undergoing one round of IVF in January, her doctor claims, ending their 60-year wait to be parents. Mangayamma’s feat surpasses that of a 70-year-old who previously held the record for oldest recorded age at birth.
Doctors are reporting no complications after the daughters were born via C-section.
“It was smooth, as there were no health complications,” Dr. Umasankar, of the Ahalya Hospital, told SWNS. “Each baby is weighing approximately 2 kgs (4.4 pounds) and both babies are healthy.”