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Giving birth at 79 – new world record or fake?

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, July 30, 2018 | 3 comments

Image: Ulya was born in 1884 and her child was born 79 years later
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April 17, 2009 -- A Russian woman claims to be both the world's oldest person, and the oldest-ever mother.

Her passport shows that she's 125, and she says she last gave birth a mere 46 years ago, at the tender age of 79.

If true, she has beaten the previous record holder by almost a decade. Some critics, however, have thrown doubts on her story, suggesting her documents possibly don't offer the whole truth.

Possible in theory

Ulya Margusheva is an ethnic Kabardin from the Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria in the North Caucasus. Long-lifer Ulya says she doesn't eat anything sweet or salty, and she hates bananas.

Her story becomes all the more fascinating with the revelation the woman gave birth to her only child when she was 79.

I explain it by the fact she lives in an ecologically-safe environment. She's a healthy woman herself, said Maria Tembotova, the republic's chief obstetrician.

And despite the fact she got married late, she had a healthy lifestyle. So it is possible in theory.

Journalists investigate

So far a Japanese woman lays claim to the record as the oldest mother to give birth. If Ulya really is the true world record holder, why is she enjoying so little publicity?

Two documents, her passport, and her child's birth certificate make it quite clear: Ulya was born in 1884 and her child was born 79 years later. Ulya explains:

Yes, I gave birth to my child naturally. No cesarean section. A nurse at the hospital told me when I was checking out with a child: 'Oh! What a poor woman!'

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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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  1. un believe able that she was giving a birth at the age of 79. If this is true i am recommend to enter her name in World Record

  2. Yes, this is great ..
    Now in this modern world nothing is impossible ..

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