A 64-year-old woman, Chameli Meena, delivered a healthy baby body in New Delhi with the help of in-vitro fertilisation in March. Jagdhish Meena (65) and Chameli (64) lost their 31-year-old son in 2015. After the unfortunate incident, the elderly couple turned to IVF technique to embrace parenthood once again. After the successful treatment, baby Armaan was born. The delighted Jagdish says that the couple undergo health checkups every six months to stay healthy and nurture their baby through his growing years.
Dr Anoop Gupta, director of the Delhi IVF and Fertility Centre, where Chameli underwent the IVF told the leading daily, “If the mother is healthy and she can undergo the procedure, how can we deny her the right to opt for assistive reproductive technology? Also, we cross-check the financial situation of such couples before agreeing to conduct the procedure."
Dr Gupta added that they conducted IVF treatment on at least 20-25 women of age above 50 in the past five years.
IVF technique involves extracting the eggs from woman’s ovaries and fertilising them by husband’s processed sperms in a test tube. The environment is controlled by the laboratory. The embryo is then implanted back into the woman’s uterus, who later on carry out a normal pregnancy.
In 2016, Mohinder Singh Gill (79) and his wife Daljinder Kaur (72) of Haryana embraced parenthood through the IVF technique at National Fertility and Test Tube Baby Centre in Hisar.