Thursday, November 03, 2011

"We never prayed for a boy or a girl "

Mohali woman becomes mother at the age of grandmother’ 
Ludhiana//November 3, 2011//Inderpreet Ahluwalia
Joy seems no bound for 68-year-old Hakim Singh since the day he heard the news of his 60-year-old wife Jaspal Kaur giving birth to a child, therefore, ending 40 yaers of barenness in their married life.
The sexagenarian couple gave birth to a baby boy at local Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) and was discharged today with both the mother and son in “pinks” of their health.

“You can not put this joy of becoming a mother at the age of grandmother merely in few lines or words”, said a visibly enthused Jaspal Kaur.  Hailing from Rampur village in Mohali and married for 40 years, the couple had been trying, without success, to have a child, until Kaur entered menopause. All those years , in the search for a child, the couple made several visits to temples, Gurdwaras, hospitals, and even babas but only met disappointment.

“Undaunted by all odds, we kept on trying and later a year back visited Dr Sumita in Ludhiana for the first time. The treatment followed for few months and nine month ago I was told my wife was pregnant”, said the proud father Hakim Singh.

The couple said they had been yearning for a child and never believed in selective gender. “We were missing the joy of being a  parent despite being happily married. We never prayed for a boy or a girl and had been only trying to invoke wahegurus blessings to get a child. Perhaps our prayers were true and carried no malice and He gave me a chance to become a mother when my fellow villagers are already a grandmother of two to three children”, said Jaspal Kaur.

Dr Sumita Sofat of Sofat infertility centre where the couple was treated during pre-pregnancy satge, said, Kaur conceived pregnancy with the use of a donor egg . “She became pregnant through in vitro fertilization process . Her medical examination and health check up indicated that she would be able to survive a high-risk pregnancy and finally she delivered a baby boy at DMCH via Caesarean section”, said Dr Sumita.

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