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 A 74-year-old woman in Andhra Pradesh has delivered healthy twin girls at a hospital in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur town on Thursday, becoming the oldest woman in the world to give birth.

According to news reports, Erramatti Mangamm conceived through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) process and gave birth to the twin babies via cesarean section at Ahalya Nursing Home in Guntur.

The mother and the babies are said to be doing well and would be under observation.

Mangamma and her husband Errmatti Raja Rao (80) hail from Nelapartipadu village in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

The couple got married on March 22, 1962, but they were not able to have children until they approached the nursing home last year where the IVF experts took up their case.

This means the couple was blessed with the twins after 54 years of marriage.

Dr Shanakkayala Umashankar, who headed the team of doctors, said test reports revealed that Mangamma was fit to become pregnant, adding that she conceived in the very first cycle of the IVF procedure.

“This is a medical miracle,” Dr Umashankar was quoted as saying by the reporters after the surgery, adding that Mangayamma has become the oldest woman in the world to give birth.

“This lady has no history of ailments like BP, Sugar and the genetic line is very good. After a thorough examination involving cardiologists, pulmonologists, among other speciality doctors, we decided to go ahead. She attained menopause stage long back but through IVF we got her periods back in just one month,” said Dr Umashankar.

Dr Umashankar also revealed that 10 doctors worked for nine months to keep a close watch on Mangamma’s health.

Till date, 70-year-old Daljinder Kaur from Punjab was considered to be the oldest woman in the world to give birth to a baby. In 2016, Kaur delivered a baby boy following an IVF process.