Fighting for her life: World's oldest mother in intensive care

Fighting for her life: World's oldest mother in intensive care

- Erramatti Mangayamma is reportedly fighting for her life in ICU

- The 74-year-old mother gave birth to twins just over a week ago

- Mangayamma became the oldest mother in the world following the birth of her daughters

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Erramatti Mangayamma - the Indian woman known as the world's oldest mother - has been admitted to intensive care after collapsing at her home days after giving birth.

According to IOL, it is suspected that the 74-year-old mother had a heart attack. Yahoo news reported that Mangayamma was rushed to hospital in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, where she remains in the ICU.

The gogo and her 78-year-old husband, Raja Rao, welcomed twins into the world on 5 September after struggling for 57 years to have children naturally.

Reports confirmed that the twins were healthy and staying at relatives during their mom's hospitalisation. The two baby girls are yet to be named.

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Briefly.co.za reported previously that the 74-year-old woman shocked the world when she gave birth to twin daughters.

Mangayamma revealed she underwent IVF treatment to conceive after years of torment from others because she could not bear children.

"I am very happy. God has answered our prayers," Mangayamma told reporters after the delivery.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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