The Story of the Woman Who Had Her First Baby at 70

Family & kids
8 months ago

In a world where limits and barriers are imposed by society, this woman has defied all odds and become a symbol of hope. From her humble beginnings in a small village in India to becoming one of the world’s longest-living mothers by having her first child at a very advanced age, her story inspires us to face our own challenges and pursue our dreams no matter the circumstances.

Rajo Devi Lohan’s name is synonymous with hope and effort, she defied social convention by embarking on the desire to become a mother at an advanced age. Through countless medical tests and fertility treatments, she fought adversity with unwavering determination.

Her resilience and courage led her to achieve her dream when she finally gave birth to her first baby at age 70, breaking barriers and defying expectations. Her story is a reminder that it is never too late to pursue our goals and fulfill our deepest longings.

Rajo Devi Lohan became the world’s oldest first-time mother, despite the criticism she faced claiming that she was putting her life at risk and condemning her child to the agony of losing parents at a young age.

After a controversial in vitro fertilization treatment at age 70, she finally had a baby girl and nearly died from childbirth complications. But years later, the 78-year-old said having her daughter, Naveen, has made her stronger and helped her live longer.

After her ill health, the frail mother believes her desire to see her little girl marry gives her the strength to fight and live to witness the special day. Rajo, who lives in the remote village of Hissar, India, with Naveen, husband Ballo, and his second wife Umi, said, “The only reason I am still alive despite my illness is Naveen.”

“She is a gift that God has given me, and, until I have married her off, I cannot afford to die. I will marry her off when she turns 15, but until then I simply cannot die.”

Many suggested that this pregnancy was detrimental to the mother’s health. And their doubts seemed justified when Rajo fell seriously ill, nearly dying from postpartum complications related to her IVF treatment.

But Rajo has even outlived her doctor, who accompanied her throughout the process, and she attributes it all to having something to live for: her daughter.

Rajo said, “When Naveen was born, the doctor had asked me to take absolute bed rest, but I didn’t listen to him and that’s why my health got so bad. I am not used to rest and that is why I could not avoid working even after she was born. For me, work is what I’ve done all my life.”

However, all her health problems seemed to have disappeared now. “I feel much better now. The doctor took very good care of me, but, unfortunately, he has since passed away. He spent a lot of money on my medical expenses to help me have my daughter. I really appreciate everything he did.”

Rajo confesses that she had always desired to be a mom, and despite what doctors and others said, she was willing to make it happen. “When I looked around and saw children, my heart was saddened that I could not have one; I desperately wanted to have a child of my own,” she said sincerely.

The whole village joined in the joy of seeing her become a mother. The villagers were very happy and everyone from the village came to see her.

Even though the mother has already reached old age, she does not worry about Naveen’s future. “She doesn’t need to worry about her future — she has her other mother, Umi, her uncles, relatives, and her father to take care of her,” she said.

“As Naveen is my only daughter, she will inherit all my property, which includes 52,000 square meters of land. Her future will be secured.”

It is clear that age is not an obstacle to fulfilling the dream of becoming a mother. This woman’s courage and determination remind us that no matter how much time has passed, there is always a chance to experience the incredible joy of motherhood. At Bright Side, we have articles about celebrities who had their first child after 40, Cameron Diaz who gave birth when she was 47, and the story of actress Hillary Swank who became a mother at 48.

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