The chance of a woman getting pregnant naturally in her 70s is practically zero, as most go through ᴍᴇɴᴏᴘᴀᴜsᴇ in their late 40s or early 50s.
Indian woman Jivunben Rabari, 70, claims that she gave birth to her first child at the age of 70, making her one of the oldest first-time mothers in the world.
She and her husband Maldhari, 75, became the parents of a boy, for whom she became pregnant through the process of ɪɴ ᴠɪᴛʀᴏ ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ. The new mom said she didn’t have an ID and couldn’t prove her age, but said she was 70.
However, she is not the oldest first-born in the world because her compatriot Eramati Mangayama gave birth to a child in 2019 at the age of 74. The couple are from the small village of Mora in Gujarat, India. They have been married for 45 years and have been trying for a baby for decades.
Doctor Naresh Banushali, who managed the pregnancy, said that this is a rare case. “When they first came to us, we told them that they could not have a child in their later years, but they insisted. They said that many members of their family had succeeded,” said the doctor.
The chance of a woman getting pregnant naturally in her 70s is practically zero, because most go through ᴍᴇɴᴏᴘᴀᴜsᴇ in their late 40s or early 50s. Most women over the age of 45 can hardly get pregnant naturally, that is, without undergoing the process of ɪɴ ᴠɪᴛʀᴏ ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ, and the older they are, the more difficult it is to achieve this desire.
However, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine claims that any woman of any age can get pregnant with medical help, provided she has a “normal ᴜᴛᴇʀᴜs,” even if she no longer has ᴏᴠᴀʀɪᴇs.
However, they state, the success rate is only one in 50 cases for women older than 44 years, and it is decreasing for those in their seventies.
Doctors use an egg donated by a much younger woman, which was ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴇᴅ outside of her body. Finally, the embryo is placed in the ᴜᴛᴇʀᴜs in the hope that the woman will become pregnant. Most clinics in the West have age limits, which means that hardly any woman gets the opportunity for I.V.F.
In India, by the way, several cases were recorded when women gave birth in their 60s and 70s after the process of ᴀʀᴛɪꜰɪᴄɪᴀʟ ɪɴsᴇᴍɪɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴ.