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Twin bundle of joy for mom at 58

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, December 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Image: Twin bundle of joy for mom at 58July 26, 2009 - A 58-year-old woman overcame a history of nine miscarriages to become the proud mother of twin babies after a successful invitro fertilization (IVF) at a hospital in Adoor in Pathanamthitta district.

Though Ramadevi may only be the second oldest Indian to conceive after 70-year-old Rajo Devi of Haryana, her doctors say she is the oldest in the country to give birth to twins.

Ramadevi gave birth to a baby boy and a girl weighing 1.7 kg and 1.3 kg respectively by caesarean, on July 16 and the mother and babies are "doing well", said Dr S Pappachan, infertility specialist of Lifeline Superspeciality Hospital, Adoor.

Perhaps, what makes Ramadevi of Oachira in Kollam district special is the saga of miscarriages and infant deaths that have preceded this success.

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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 that 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 that there will be no more babies in our house.

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