70-year-old Indian woman gives birth to first child

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A 70-year-old woman and her husband gave birth to their first child in India last month after undergoing two years of IVF treatment.

Daljinder Kaur gave birth to a healthy son, Arman Singh, on April 19.

Kaur is even breast-feeding her newborn and plans to continue nursing as long as possible, according to a report by The Huffington Post.

Kaur used a donor’s eggs from a fertility clinic because she was 20-years post-menopause.

“I feel blessed to be able to hold my own baby. I had lost hope of becoming a mother ever,” Kaur said. “I used to feel empty. There was so much loneliness.”

Daljinder Kaur and her husband, Mohinder Singh Gill, tried to have a child during their 46-years of marriage but were unsuccessful. The couple decided to adopt a son in the 1980's, but when he went to college in the U.S. the couple said their son never came back home to India.

Despite doctors warning Kaur that she was too old to have a child and relatives saying the cost of the treatment – around $14,448 – would be better spent on adopting, Kaur and her husband decided to pursue IVF anyway.

“I never wanted to adopt a child as I was unsure if I would be able to love it like my own, hence I was keen to give birth to a baby myself,” Kaur said.

The woman's doctor says the couple assured him that if they should die before the child is an adult, their relatives will take care of the child.

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