Monday, July 7, 2008

Worlds Oldest Mom

Did you hear about this? Can you imagine having twins at 72? I think it's totally insane! I can't imagine wanting a son THAT bad. Totally different culture, I guess...

World's Oldest Mom
A 72-Year-Old Indian Woman Gives Birth to Twins
By KAREN RUSSO
MUMBAI, India
July 4, 2008

A 72-year-old woman who has two children and five grandchildren has given birth to twins, making her the world's oldest mother.
Omkali Panwar gave birth to twins.

Omkari Panwar delivered twins, a boy and a girl, by Caesarean section last week.

"I am very happy," Charam Singh, 75, the father of the twins, told ABC News through an interpreter.

Singh was reluctant to speak because he has received negative publicity for his wife's having children at such an advanced age. Even many people of his village in India's state of Uttar Pradesh haven't supported the decision. Still, he and his wife are happy.

"The desire for a male child has always been there, but God did not bless us with a male child," he said of the son who is a product of in vitro fertilization. "Now, we are very grateful to God, who has answered our prayers."

Jaime Sig

9 comments:

angie said...

I am absolutely amazed on two levels. One, that the woman would want babies at this age, and TWO that a physician would do IVF on a woman that age.

girlytwins said...

Insanity!!

Chelsea said...

I think I would rather die!! You know what I mean:)

jenni anne said...

i was thinking the same thing as angie, what crack pot doctor is puting these babies in a 72 year old lady!?

Are You Serious! said...

♡ Wow!!!

Good & Crazy said...

Okay...I saw your post title on my bloglist...and I totally thought you were going to say it was your birthday, and you were the oldest mom around, blah, blah, blah...

And I was going to laugh at you, because I though I was the oldest mom around.

TONYA said...

Holy insanity. Seriously. Who is going to raise these children, she's certainly not going to be around forever or capable of doing it given another 10 years or so.

There is something wrong with a doctor who is willing to go ahead with this.

Laura said...

Insane!

Connie said...

You are just continually rendering me speechless....