December 9, 2009

INDIA: Becomes mother at 56!

. GUNTUR, Andhra Pradesh / The Hindu / It is the good health of Kotamma, which has made this possible at an advanced age, says doctor By Special Correspondent At an age when women play with their grandchildren, S. Kotamma (56), hailing from Damerlapadu in Guntur district, has become a mother for the first time and her joy knows no bounds today. Happy moment: Kotamma, with her baby boy, Doctor S.Umashankar. Photo: T.Vijaya Kumar Hailing from an agrarian family, Ms Kotamma could not conceive due to infertility problem and reached menopause. However, she did not give up and approached Dr. Senakkayala Umashankar, son of former Health Minister S. Aruna, and on November 29 delivered a healthy male child through Caesarean procedure at Kothapeta in Guntur. The doctor said that they had been treating her for the past one and a half years and this was possible through IVF embryo transfer method after nine months and 10 days’ gestation. Weighing 2.2 k.g. the baby is healthy and it was the good health of Kotamma, which made this possible even at this age, he said. Kotamma’s only worry during her gestation period was the ill-health of her 80-year-old mother, but the old woman was fortunate to see her grandson and a dream come true, though delayed. It was picture perfect scene when the women from three generations posed for photographs for mediapersons on Tuesday. [rc] Copyright © 2009, The Hindu.