HARYANA, India – A 70-year-old woman and her 79-year-old husband are welcoming their first child after years of trying.
According to Sky News, the baby was conceived after Daljinder Kaur, 70, and Arman Singh, 79, underwent two years of fertility treatment at a clinic in Haryana, India. They have been married for 46 years.
The baby boy, named Armaan, was born about a month ago, is healthy and thriving.
“I feel blessed to be able to hold my own baby. I had lost hope of becoming a mother ever,” Kaur told AFP.
The couple says while other worry about how their age may affect their child, they have faith.
“People say what will happen to the child once we die. But I have full faith in God. God is omnipotent and omnipresent, he will take care of everything,” Singh told Sky News.
Doctors at the fertility clinic say at first they also worried about the couples’ age, but eventually agreed to go through with the treatment.
“I first tried to avoid the case because she looked very frail. Then we made her undergo all the tests and once all the results were okay we went ahead,”said Dr. Anurag Bishnoi, who runs the fertility clinic.
The couple says despite what others may say, they are thrilled to finally have their own child.