Andhra Pradesh, India, Sep 8 (Reuters): A 74-year-old Indian woman gave birth to twins through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment on Thursday (September 5).
Yerramatti Mangayamma, from southern India's Guntur district, was unable to get pregnant after marrying her husband in 1962.
Mangayamma conceived the twins in the first round of IVF and was being monitored by three teams of heath professionals, her doctor said.
VIDEO SHOWS: TWIN BABIES / 74-YEAR-OLD WOMAN YERRAMATTI MANGAYAMMA RESTING ON THE HOSPITAL BED / SOUNDBITES FROM DOCTOR AND MANGAYAMMA'S MOTHER
"In the first attempt she (Mangayamma) was pregnant, and that was really amazing for us and from that time, we formed into teams. So, we formed three teams, one to look after her pregnancy and one team to look after nutritional needs, and another team to look after her general health."
"I am very happy and tense too. My daughter, at last, became a mother. We will look after the children. No problem with that. There are people to support. I have been here for the past eight months. I only cooked food for her, as she was pregnant and needs a special diet. I always wanted grand-daughter, now I have two. I am very happy."