From unknown sperm donor, a 65 year-old woman gave birth to a quadruplets who will soon to leave hospital after months of staying.
Annegret Raunigk, 65 year-old grandmother gave birth to a premature quadruplets, May 2015, after IVF with donated eggs from unknown sperm donor. Raunigk, Berliner, a professor of English and Russian, already the mother of 13 children caused controversy by having quads at her age.
Raunigk gave birth to premature quadruplets, three baby boys and a girl weighed between 655 and 960 grams at birth. The two newborns had to undergo surgery and the other two given help breathing. They spent months in delicate health, connected to breathing tubes in the incubators.
First footage of Neeta, Dries, Bence and Fijon since they were born in May in the 26th week of pregnancy, German commercial television station RTL presented. They are now out of danger, and have gained about three times their birth weight, RTL said.
The nature of her conception was a Postmenopausal IVF treatment with oocytes donation. With her age, very unusual to bear a child especially with a quadruplets. The risk of pregnancy complications increases with mother’s age like her’s. Some cases of childbearing over the age of 50 include gestational diabetes, hypertension, delivery by cesarean section and even miscarriage.
Through the help of hospital doctors, they are now ready to leave the hospital. Christoph Buhrer, head of the neonatal department at the Charite said, “All have developed well, they have grown wonderfully in a short time.”, “All four are now as strong and as heavy as it they had been born naturally,” now a “normal children”.
Raunigk considered as world’s oldest mom of quadruplets. However, delivered a premature quadruplets, with baby Dries needed surgery, after developing fluid on his brain. Fortunately recovered through a procedure which diverts excess cerebral fluid to his abdomen and baby Neeta, also underwent operation to repair a hole in her bowel. They are now in good condition and ready to go home with mom Annegret Raunigk. IMAGE/RTL/Pfeiffer