London, Dec 31: Do you know what is 'heights of hope'? Read on. An Indian woman, who became the world's oldest mother after giving birth to a baby girl through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), is planning to for a second child.
Rajo Devi, 70, from Badhu Patti in Haryana, India gave birth to a baby girl, named Naveen Lohan on Nov 28, and now wishes to have a boy. Rajo and her husband Bala Ram, 72, are hoping that IVF doctor Anurag Bishnoi will help them have a son. "It's amazing to finally be a mum," the Telegraph quoted Rajo as saying. "I've waited for so long to have a baby of my own. The doctors said I was healthier than many women half my age. I would love to have a boy as well," she added. The couple was trying for a child since they married when Rajo was 15 and Bala was 17.
"We prayed to all the fertility gods at Hindu Temples but it never happened before," said Rajo. "We thought it was not meant to be. Every passing year there was less and less chance of become parents."I thank the doctor for making this possible," she added.Bala Ram had mortgaged all his crop of rice and bamboo for next year and took out high interest loans to pay for the 2,000-pound IVF treatment.
"It was hard and we made lots of sacrifices, but it is worth it," he said. "All our family and friends are so happy for us. They did not ridicule us for being childless. Now they'll help us bring the baby up. We finally have someone who can carry on the farm when we die. Maybe in future the doctor can also give us a son," he added.Donor eggs from another IVF patient were fertilised with Bala's sperm and implanted into Rajo, who became pregnant at the second attempt in April.