‘World’s oldest mother’, 74, in intensive care alongside her husband, 78, who had a heart attack after birth of twin girls in India

  • Sitarama Raja Rao put in intensive care after heart attack a day after wife gave birth
  • Said they were ‘happiest couple on earth’ when twins were born on September 5
  • Thanked the ‘grace of God and doctors’ for the birth in the Andhra Pradesh state
  • Wife Erramatti Mangayamma went through menopause 30 years ago used IVF
  • She is still in intensive care one week after and her condition is unknown 

A woman and her husband are both in intensive care after she gave birth to twin girls at 74 years old in a ‘medical miracle’.

It was reported that Erramatti Mangayamma suffered a stroke just after giving labour but now it has been revealed that her other half Sitarama Raja Rao, 82, has had a heart attack.

They had been in a childless marriage for 57 years and Raja Rao described them as the ‘happiest couple on earth’ after the IVF proved successful on September 5.

Erramatti Mangayamma, 74, is thought to have become the world's oldest mother after giving birth to twin girls in India. She was admitted to hospital in January and her condition was 'constantly monitored' by cardiologists, gynaecologists and a nutritionist - before Dr Umashankar delivered the children (pictured left)

Erramatti Mangayamma, 74, is thought to have become the world’s oldest mother after giving birth to twin girls in India. She was admitted to hospital in January and her condition was ‘constantly monitored’ by cardiologists, gynaecologists and a nutritionist – before Dr Umashankar delivered the children (pictured left)

Father Sitarama Raja Rao, 82, pictured with his hands resting on the baby's cot, suffered a heart attack one day after declaring himself and his wife the 'happiest couple in the world' because of the successful delivery of their twin girls by IVF

Father Sitarama Raja Rao, 82, pictured with his hands resting on the baby’s cot, suffered a heart attack one day after declaring himself and his wife the ‘happiest couple in the world’ because of the successful delivery of their twin girls by IVF

They used an egg from a donor, fertilised with Mr Raja Rao's sperm and conceived in the first round of treatment

They used an egg from a donor, fertilised with Mr Raja Rao’s sperm and conceived in the first round of treatment

He said: ‘Due to the grace of God and doctors, I am the proud father of two baby girls.’ 

This was just one day before he collapsed and was taken to the Ahalya Nursing Home’s intensive care unit in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, according to The Times.

And he even suggested ‘whatever should happen will happen’ if something was to happen to him or his wife – during the blissful moments where they welcomed their girls into the world.

‘It’s all in the hands of God.’

The couple (pictured) had been childless for 57 years and the father Mr Raja Rao (pictured left) said he was a 'proud father' due 'to the grace of God and doctors'

The couple (pictured) had been childless for 57 years and the father Mr Raja Rao (pictured left) said he was a ‘proud father’ due ‘to the grace of God and doctors’ 

Dr Sanakayyala Umashankar, who works at the practice, said Mrs Mangayamma was put in intensive care because of the stress she endured for the last three hours of giving birth – and has been there for more than one week.

The home has not revealed the status of her health condition or an update on Raja Rao.

She used an egg from a donor which was fertilised by her husband and was admitted to hospital in January. 

Here the mother’s condition was ‘constantly monitored’ by cardiologists, gynaecologists and a nutritionist during pregnancy before the twins were delivered by cesarean.

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