An Indian woman, who gave birth at 70, is ready to be a mother again.

“I’ve waited for so long to have a baby of my own,” Rajo Devi said. “The doctors said I was healthier than many women half my age. I’d love to have a boy.”

Devi, from a small village in India, gave birth to a baby girl who weighed just over 3 pounds by Caesarean section in November.

She and husband Bala Ram, 72, had been trying for a baby since they married when she was 15 and he was 17.

“We thought it was not meant to be. Every passing year there was less and less chance of becoming parents,” Devi added.

Ram mortgaged his crop of rice and bamboo for next year and took out loans to pay for the pricey in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.

“It was hard and we made lots of sacrifices, but it’s worth it,” Ram said. “Our family and friends are so happy for us.”

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