Erramatti Mangayamma, an Indian woman, gave birth to healthy two baby girls alongside her husband Raja Rao, 78 .
She claims the babies have made her feel ‘complete’, especially they came after decades of boring waiting.
A 74-year-old woman is thought to be the world’s oldest new mum after giving birth to twins following IVF surgery.
The new mum, from Andhra Pradesh state, India, became pregnant after that surgery.
Pensioner Erramatti says she was inspired to try for a baby with her husband of 57 years after a neighbor woman conceived at the age of 55.
Erramatti, who says she went through the menopause (stopped to be sick every month) 30 years ago, is believed to have overtaken the current record holder for the oldest new mum, previously held by Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara.
It’s reported the IVF clinic in the city of Guntur paid for most of the procedure on the basis it would be a great historic achievement.
She remained in hospital being monitored for the whole nine-months of her pregnancy.
Erramatti said: “I cannot express my feeling in words. These babies complete me. My six decade-long wait has finally come to an end. Now, no one call me infertile anymore.
“I thought about taking help of IVF procedure after a neighbor conceived at the age of 55.”
The new mum gave birth under the care of Dr Umashankar, who said it came as a “surprise” when he was approached by the pensioner last year.
He added the treatment was a “challenge”.
Previous record holder Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara was 66 years old when she gave birth and has admitted to lying about her age in order to receive fertility treatment from a clinic in Los Angeles, USA.
Her twin boys, Christian and Pau, arrived prematurely in December 2006.
In the UK, IVF treatment on the NHS is usually only offered to women under the age of 43.