NEW DELHI-A woman who gave birth at the age of 70 said on May 10 she was not too old to become a first-time mother, adding that her life was now complete. Daljinder Kaur gave birth last month 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. Kaur said the couple, married for 46 years, had almost lost hope of ever having a child. “God heard our prayers.
My life feels complete now. I am looking after the baby all by myself, I feel so full of energy. My husband is also very caring and helps me as much as he can,” Kaur said from Amritsar. “When we saw the (IVF) advert, we thought we should also give it a try as I badly wanted to have a baby of my own,” she said. The baby was conceived using the couple’s own egg and sperm and was now “healthy and hearty” after weighing just 4.4 pounds at birth on Apr 19, the National Fertility and Test Tube centre said. Kaur’s husband, Mohinder Singh Gill, who owns a farm outside Amritsar, said he was unfazed about their age, saying God would watch over their child whom they named Armaan.