Miracles do happen! German woman Annegret Raunigk, 65, gave birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine, according to a new report.
Single mother Annegret Raunigk may already have 13 children, but she just welcomed four more! The 65-year-old German woman gave birth to three boys and a girl on May 23, after undergoing fertility treatments in Ukraine. The quadruplets, however, were born prematurely at 26 weeks.
65-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth To Miracle Quadruplets
Though Annegret’s three boys, Dries, Bence and Fjonn, and girl Neeta, were born prematurely, the babies have “good chances of surviving,” according to RTL Television, who broke the news.
“The babies, in comparison with a normal birth in the 40th week, are not completely developed, so eventual complications can’t be ruled out,” the report said.
Annegret, who already has 13 children and seven grandchildren, reportedly sought to get pregnant after her youngest daughter, 10, said she wanted a little brother or sister.
The German schoolteacher underwent several artificial insemination procedures in Ukraine, which according to BBC, has caused major debate. Annegret made headlines in April when it was reported that her artificial insemination resulted in the quadruple pregnancy.
After the news of her pregnancy, Annegret reportedly told German tabloid, Bild, she would “remain healthy and fit” and that she had “enough experience” to raise more babies.
“At first, I only wanted one child,” she reportedly told Bild at the time of her pregnancy. “Not all were planned. But then things happen. I’m not a planner but rather spontaneous. And children keep me young.”
Annegret has become the world’s oldest mother of quadruplets. The oldest woman to give birth is reportedly Spanish woman Maria del Carmen Bousada, who gave birth to wins in 2006 at the age of 66.
Congrats to Annegret for adding to her big family!
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— Julianne Ishler