As fertility treatments continue to improve in terms of both their efficacy and their accessibility, new ethical considerations are being raised. For instance, the lady in this tale, Daljinder Kaur, became a mother for the very first time when she was 72 years old. That is the ripest elderly age at which a lady has ever given birth to her first child. Mohinder Singh Kaur, the father, was in his eightieth year.
The Kaurs had a strong desire to have a family from an early age, but they spent the better part of their life unable to have children. However, they were successful in having children with the help of medical technology. However, is this accurate? It may seem harsh to bring a kid into the world at such a ripe old age. In order for the mother to be able to take care of the kid until it reaches the age of 18, she will need to survive until she is ninety.
The vast majority of individuals will never live to see that age.
Even if she does, it’s very improbable that she’ll be able to physically handle the responsibilities of being a parent well into her 80s. Even if she does, it’s unlikely that she’ll be able to.
How were the Kaurs ever able to receive the IVF therapy in the first place, given all of these concerns?
The pair both resides in India, where they have been submitting their requests to the National Fertility and Test Tube Baby Center for many years. The Kaurs were first turned away by the clinic, but they did not give up and continued to demand treatment.
In the end, they were successful in convincing the institution that Daljinder’s health was up to the institute’s criteria for carrying a kid.
Daljinder was in her late 60s when she first started working on this method. She was a patient at the IVF clinic for a period of two years.
It appears that the tests were correct since Daljinder was able to give birth to the kid without any medical intervention. Even throughout the infant’s first several months, she was able to successfully nurse her child.
When he gets older, we want to provide him with the absolute best of everything there is. -Mohinder Singh Kaur.
But the Kaurs’ plans for becoming good parents have already been derailed, and it’s only been a few short months since the birth of their kid.
Daljinder is the first to confess that the pregnancy has caused medical complications, some of which may have long-lasting implications. She suffers from high blood pressure, arthritic joints, and extreme fatigue as a result of her condition.
The toddler is starting to walk about on his own, which is a challenge for the parents as they try to adjust to their new reality. As he crawls, his parents have a difficult time picking him up.
In addition, Arman is shorter than is typical for his age, which may be a consequence of the fact that his wife gave birth to him when he was an old man.
He weighed just under four pounds when he was born, which is a significant amount smaller than the typical birth weight of seven and a half pounds.
However, the Kaurs are quick to state that despite Amran’s health problems, they do not in the least regret having him in their lives for even a single second.
People sometimes wonder what will become of their children after they have passed away. On the other hand, I put my whole trust in God. God is both all-powerful and all-present at the same time. He will see to it that everything runs well.” -Mohinder Singh Kaur.
It is very clear that the ethical concerns raised by this case have not been completely resolved.
Because of the success that the Kaurs have had with in vitro fertilization (IVF), there is a chance that more individuals their age may look into getting it done.
It is possible that this may result in the birth of hundreds, if not thousands, of children to moms who are older than 70.
There are now no legal restrictions on a woman’s age in any nation that prevent her from undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). IVF should not be performed on women who are above the age of 50, according to the recommendations of a number of specialists in the field of medicine.
Nevertheless, that maximum age has been violated on several occasions. The previous record for the oldest baby born to a woman was 66 years old until Daljinder broke it by becoming a mother for the first time at the age of 72.
It’s possible that some day in the not-too-distant future, the record for oldest first-time mother in the world will be broken.