In a rare case, a 65-year-old woman delivered a baby boy at DMCH after getting treatment from a private fertility centre.
Jaspal Kaur is a resident ofRampurvillage and was married for 40 years. Her husband in his late 60s said, “Our joy knows no bound. It is a miracle.”
Dr Sunil Juneja, associate professor Gynaecology department at DMCH, delivered the baby boy and said, “I had earlier done a case of a woman in her 50s, bur this is the first case of a 65-year-old giving birth. The woman had menopause about 15 years back. She came to me after conception.”
Dr Sumita Sofat, city-based gynaecologist who did the fertility treatment said that the pregnancy was done through in-vitro fertilisation through a donor egg last year.
The mother did not suffer any complications. The baby however was delivered in the 32nd week of pregnancy because the water bag ruptured. “Though it is risky at 32 weeks, we took all precautions and both the baby and the mother are healthy,” he said.
“You rarely get the joy of becoming a mother at the age of a grandmother,” said a visibly enthused Jaspal Kaur. The couple had been trying, without success, to have a child, until Kaur entered menopause. In the search of a child, the couple made several visits to temples, Gurdwaras, hospitals, and even babas but only met disappointment.
The couple was keen to have their own baby despite the age factor and took a risk with the fertility centre. They had spent lakhs on their infertility treatment at various centres. Jaspal got pregnant through in-vitro fertilisation process in the first cycle itself. “The cost of treatment for one cycle was about Rs 50,000,” said Dr Sofat.