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Oldest Mother Did Not Know

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, September 18, 2017 | 0 comments

Image: Joanna Du Plessis, 58, holds her baby Magda and one of her grandchildrens dolls. Mrs. Du Plessis had to borrow dolls clothing to dress the unexpected baby.July 16, 1969 - "Suddenly I'm young again," grandmother Mrs. Joanna Du Plessis said today.

Mrs. Du Plessis, 58, gave birth to a 5 lb. girl on Tuesday.

She said she had to borrow dolls clothes from one of her ten grandchildren to dress the baby, because she did not know until three hours before the birth that she was pregnant.

Mrs. Du Plessis became the oldest woman on record to have child.

The Guinness Book of Records said the oldest woman previously to give birth was American Mrs. Roth Kitler who had a daughter in 1956 at the age of 57.

Mrs. Du Plessis told reporters her husband had wept for joy when he saw the baby, called Magda.

It was his first child, she said.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on The Age
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Originally posted on July 17, 1969.


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