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52-year-old woman gives birth to twins

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, December 23, 2007 | 0 comments

In a rare case, a 52-year-old woman gave birth to twins through invitro-fertilisation, recently at a hospital at Ameerpet in Hyderabad.

Married for 25 years, P V S Sharma (56) and P Gayathri (52) did not have a child even after making trips to several clinics and hospitals.

Dr Rama Devi under whose supervision the procedure was carried out, said, "Since Gayathri has crossed 50 years, donor egg method was adopted and after one month, the twin pregnancy was confirmed through ultrasound scanning."

Though some complications cropped up, after an assessment of the growth of the baby and maturity, twin babies were delivered through the lower segment caesarean section (LSCS) at 35 weeks gestational age, she said. The normal gestation period happens anywhere between 38 and 42 weeks.

The premature male twins, weighing 1.9 kg and 1.7 kg after examination were found to be normal with no congenital anomalies.


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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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