In a rare case of surrogacy, a 60-year-old has given birth to twins for her daughter, at Ruby Hall Clinic. The woman, whose identity the hospital sources have withheld, chose to carry the pregnancy after her US based daughter was diagnosed with genital cancer.
“The couple had come to us for consultations regarding pregnancy. We explained that the she would have to opt for surrogacy because of her medical condition,” said Dr Sunita Tandulwadkar, head of the in-vitro-fertilisation centre at Ruby Hall.
The woman saw hope when her mother volunteered to carry the foetuses.
“I have just fulfilled my responsibility. It is good to see my daughter and son-in-law happy with their twins,” said the new grandmother. Added Tandulwadkar: “It was a challenging job for all of us to treat a 60-year-old surrogate mother.”
It took the family six months to arrive at a decision. Despite there being a high element of risk involved in the case, the couple did not wish to have a surrogate mother who was not from the family.
The baby was delivered through a caesarean section. The twins are healthy.