World’s Oldest Mother Gives Birth To Quadruplets
A 65-year-old who became the world’s oldest mother of quadruplets in May has proudly shown off her babies to the world for the first time.
Annegret Raunigk gave birth to the four babies, three boys and a girl, named Bence, Fjonn, Dries and Neeta via caesarean section in May. The babies were conceived by IVF and were born prematurely, at just six and a half months.
Since their birth, they have been kept in hospital under observation amid concerns they would be too weak to survive.
Bence, Fjonn, Dries and Neeta have finally been given the all clear by doctors to leave hospital
However, the babies have now finally been given the go-ahead to join Annegret at her family home in German capital Berlin.
The delighted mother introduced the babies to the world in an interview with RTL.de; her first public appearance since the birth.
Annegret’s pregnancy caused controversy worldwide when it was revealed she was to become the oldest ever mother of quadruplets.
She attempted to access IVF in Germany but doctors refused, saying she could be too old to withstand child birth and her body could not cope with the strain.
Undeterred, Annegret travelled to Ukraine to be artificially inseminated and returned to Germany for the birth.
She has 13 other children, aged 10 to 44, who are reportedly all eagerly awaiting the arrival of the newborns to the family home
Annegret Raunigk already had 13 children
The title of the oldest woman ever to give birth is thought to belong to either Maria del Carmen Bousada Lara, who had twins at the age of 66 in Spain in 2006, and Omkari Panwar, who was reportedly 70 when she gave birth to twins in India in 2008.