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Mother at 58, thanks to new technology

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 1 comments

Image: A 58-year-old woman gave birth through assisted reproductive technology at a private hospital here on MondayCHENNAI: A 58-year-old woman gave birth through assisted reproductive technology at a private hospital here.

The birth was achieved through an intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection using egg from a donor.

The couple, Vedam and his wife Selvamary from Ramnad district, have been married for 36 years. Vedam, 60, used to work as a machine operator in a private company in the city. The two were desperate for a baby and had tried all kinds of treatment until Selvamary achieved menopause 10 years ago.

On reading about Aakash Fertility Centre in a newspaper, they approached the clinic and were told a baby was possible with a donor egg. Ten months later, the procedure was performed with sperm being injected into donor eggs, which were then grown in an incubator. Four days later, the eggs were transferred into Selvamary’s womb. Laser assisted hatching had been used on the eggs to improve chances of implantation.

However, after three months, one of the embryos was aborted naturally, but the other survived.

On Tuesday morning, at 8 a.m., Selvamary gave birth to a healthy baby boy through a C-section,
said Dr Jeyarani Kamaraj, infertility specialist at the hospital.

Selvamary is the oldest patient to have had a baby at the hospital, which had a similar case last year in which a 55-year-old woman gave birth to twins. This has been made possible through our faith in God and in the doctors here. It has been a life-changing experience for me, said Vedam.

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Originally posted on December 2, 2008.

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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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  1. In the beginning ivf treatment was only for women upto 42 year but now it is amazing to hear that a 58 year old women gave birth with this treatment.
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