Monday, April 13, 2015

German Woman Pregnant with Quadruplets at 65

The woman, already a mother to 13, decided to try to have another child because her youngest daughter wanted a little brother or sister.



A 65-year-old Berlin woman who already has 13 children is pregnant again with quadruplets, German media reported Sunday, April 12.

The Russian and English teacher's pregnancy follows several attempts abroad at artificial insemination over the last year and a half, German RTL broadcaster said.

The woman, Annegret Raunigk, decided to try to have another child because her youngest daughter, who is 9, wanted a little brother or sister, RTL said on its website.

The TV channel will broadcast an interview with the expectant mother, who has 7 grandchildren, on Monday evening.

It said the pregnancy had so far been without any major complications and that if everything went well, the babies were due in the summer and that Raunigk would be the world's oldest mother of quadruplets.

Mass circulation newspaper Bild am Sonntag also reported the 4-baby pregnancy, quoting the mum-to-be as saying the news had initially come as a shock.

"After the doctor discovered there were 4, I had to give it some thought to begin with," Bild quoted her as saying, adding however she had not considered it an option to reduce the number of embryos.

Asked about the moral implications, RTL quoted her as saying: "I think, one must decide that for oneself."

Bild also reported on Raunigk 10 years ago when she gave birth to her 13th child and quoted her at the time as saying she had only initially envisaged having one.

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Source:
http://www.rappler.com/world/regions/europe/89680-german-woman-65-pregnant-quadruplets?utm_content=bufferde9dd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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