65-Year-Old German Mother of 13 Pregnant With Quadruplets

PictureAnnegret Raunigk, 65-year-old mother of 13 said she decided to become pregnant after her daughter said she wanted a younger sibling.CBC CA – A 65-year-old German mother of 13 is getting ready to give birth again — this time to quadruplets.
Annegret Raunigk, a Berlin schoolteacher who is due soon to retire, is expected to give birth to the four babies within the next two months, Bild newspaper and RTL television reported.She already has children ranging in age from 9 to 44, from five fathers. Raunigk said she decided to become pregnant again because her 9-year-old daughter wanted a younger sibling.
 
Her decision was met with widespread criticism by medical professionals as a risk both to her and the unborn babies.
 
“Any pregnancy of a woman over age 45 has to be considered a high-risk pregnancy; over 60 this is naturally extreme,” Dr. Holger Stepan, head of obstetrics at the University of Leipzig, told the dpa news agency.
 
“The 65-year-old body is definitely not designed to carry a pregnancy, not of one child and certainly not of quadruplets,” he said. Read More

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