A healthy baby girl entered the world at Thumbay Hospital on February 19th. Born at 7:15 am, the miracle baby was the result of a year-long IVF treatment. Her proud parents are a third-time mom age 63, and her Indian husband.
Knowing the risks of such a pregnancy, the couple sought counsel and help from an in vitro fertilization specialist in Chennai, India, who gave them the go-ahead.
Dr. Jaget Nirmala, who is a Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thumbay Hospital says that “childbearing at age 63 is extremely rare, but not a record,” and adds that “this patient and the baby have responded well to treatment at the hospital.” He believes that woman who are healthy enough to have a baby in their later years should not be scared to do so.
The baby was delivered in the 36th week of the pregnancy by caesarean section.
The mother was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia, hypertension during the pregnancy. She also had placenta previa, a condition where the placenta partially or totally covers the opening of the mother’s cervix. After regular check-ups at the hospital where she was scheduled to deliver, the woman complained of bleeding during that 36th week and her doctors knew the time had come for an emergency c-section.
The baby arrived four weeks early but her mother is overwhelmed with joy, and grateful for the excellent care that made the delivery smooth, as well as for the great post-natal care both she and her daughter have received.
The baby weighed 5.1 pounds at birth and is doing so well that her parents were able to take her home on February 21.