An indian woman from Andhra Pradesh created a world record by giving birth to twins at 74 years of age. the woman had been married for 57 years without being able to conceive.
The woman, Mangayamma, married her husband Yerramatti Raja Rao Godavari on March 22, 1962, recounting her ordeal in her 57 years of fruitlessness Mangayamma said her inability to conceive had been a burden she has to carry around for so long. according to her “People looked at me with accusing eyes as if I had committed a sin” “Neighbours would call me ‘godralu’ -a curse word for a childless woman.
Mangayamma said she decided to take the IVF route, when a 55-year-old neighbour became pregnant through the procedure. she and her husband paid a visit to the nursing home, while Doctors at the Ahalya Nursing Home collected Raja Rao’s sperm, and were successful in the fertilisation process.
During the course of her pregnancy, she was under strict supervision by the doctors at the nursing home.
Dr. Umashankar performed a c-section surgery to deliver the twins as at when due.
“I’m feeling very happy. We have been in the hospital for nine months. After seeing the children today we have forgotten all our struggles. We will take care of both children,” the new dad Raja Rao said.
“Both the mother and babies are doing fine, Ten doctors worked for nine months to keep a close watch on her health. This is a medical miracle,” Dr Umasankar said.
The new mother and her husband who were over the moon, said “It’s due to the grace of God and doctors that I have now become a proud father of two baby girls,” “I am very happy.
After 54 years, God has answered our pray, Mangayamma said.