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72-year-old woman gives birth






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A 72-year-old woman in India has given birth. Daljinder Kaur was photographed last week proudly holding her healthy baby boy. She had tried to have a baby for decades. She was under pressure from her family. Most people would have accepted their fate that they would be childless, but Daljinder continued with her dream. She started going to a fertility clinic for IVF treatment in 2013. She became pregnant for the first time in her life last year.

Doctors initially did not want to treat Daljinder because of her age. One doctor said: "I first tried to avoid the case because she was very weak and frail, but her medical reports [showed] she was fit to conceive." His clinic had a good record with older women. He spoke to a cardiologist to get clearance for the treatment. Daljinder also had many tests. She told reporters: "I can live happily now. My life is complete." She is the oldest woman ever to give birth.

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