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Woman gave birth at 54y - 78 years ago!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, July 07, 2006 | 0 comments

I came across this article today... this woman gave birth at 54, that was 78 years ago so there were no fertility treatments involved.

SA woman aged 132 hopes to enter record books

An elderly South African woman has laid claim to be the world's oldest person -- 132 years -- and an organisation representing the old is adamant the accomplishment be officially recognised, a report said Thursday.

Moloko Temo of Bochum in the country's northern Limpopo province was reportedly born on July 4 1874, according to a government identity document issued to her in 1988, the Afrikaans-language Beeld daily said.

"Her skin still looks healthy, even though she is wrinkled, and her complexion is very light," said the newspaper, which carried a picture of her identity document that records her year of birth as 1874.

Temo has eight children, 29 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She has been blind for the past 54 years and is wheelchair-bound, though reportedly "healthy in every other way".

Temo lives with her daughter, Evelen Temo (78), who was apparently born when her mother was 54 years old.

"I wish I can live to see the 2010 Soccer World Cup (in South Africa). Everyone here is talking about it," Temo told Sowetan at her colorful birthday party in her village on Tuesday.




About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost our precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted there will be no more babies in our house.

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