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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
66 Year-Old Indian Woman Welcomes Triplets

A childless Indian woman has become the oldest person in the world to have triplets - at the unbelievable age of 66.

Bhateri Devi and her husband Deva Singh, 64, are celebrating their arrival of their first, second and third babies nearly 44 years after getting married.

The three tiny babies, 2 boys and a girl, were born after Bhateri had IVF treatment at the controversial National Fertility Centre in northern India. It is here that the world's oldest mother, 70-year-old Rajo Devi Lohan, was also treated.

As expected the couple is ecstatic about their new trio. The new dad told the media,

"Bhateri has fulfilled my dream of having a child and giving my family an heir.

She was my first wife and after she failed to conceive a child, I married twice but again. I did not have any child from my other wives also.

"I am very happy and I will provide all the best facilities to my children in the coming years."

Dr Anurag Bishnoi, who supervised the whole process, said

"She has become the oldest mother in the world to give birth to triplets so far. She conceived only in our third attempt through IVF technique. For the first two attempts, only two embryos were transferred in each cycle. But in the third cycle. But in the third attempt three embryos were transferred, resulting in the birth of three children by caesarean."

Sadly, the babies, who were born on May 29, arrived weighing just 2lb 6oz, 2lb 4oz and 1lb 7oz and will need an extensive amount of care to survive.

Not too mention loads of money to keep them fed and clothed.

Having kids is not about pride, it's about nourishment and enrichment. It's about enjoying life with them and then watching them do the same with their children.

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