60-Year-Old Israeli Gives Birth To First Child

"Women who ate fish more than three times per week when they were pregnant gave birth to children with higher BMI values at two, four and six years of age compared with women who ate fish less"

TEL AVIV – A 60-year-old Israeli woman gave birth to her first child following a labor fraught with challenges.

The mother, who has asked to remain anonymous, was rushed to Kaplan hospital in the central Israel city of Rehovot after suffering from preeclampsia. A malignant tumor was also found in the woman’s womb, which the doctors were able to remove.

A medical team composed of two gynecologists, two pediatricians, a midwife, and three nurses finally delivered her healthy 2.2 kilogram (4.85 pound) daughter via caesarean section.

The woman had undergone many years of fertility treatments before being blessed with a daughter.

“As I arrived in the operating room a large medical team was waiting for me,” she said. “They calmed me down. Everyone was smiling. The greatest happiness in my life was when the team showed me my daughter. I have waited so many years for her.”

Dr. Yael Naaman, one of the supervising doctors, noted that “the baby was born healthy and strong, and has been passed to a child specialist for further treatment.”

The oldest Israeli ever to give birth was Haya Shahar, a 65-year-old Hasidic woman from the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak.

Earlier this year, a 70-year-old Indian woman, Daljinder Kaur, gave birth, making her the oldest new mother in the world.


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