A 65 year old woman in Germany is set to become the oldest woman to give birth to quadruplets later this year. Annegret Raunigk, who is already a mother to 13 other children, became pregnant using donor eggs and sperm. She decided to become pregnant again after her 9 year old daughter expressed a desire to have a younger sibling.
Raunigk has been married five times and has children ranging from 9 to 44 years old. She has raised her previous children mostly on her own. She says she has always liked having children and enjoys the challenges. She also says she’s not worried about being able to raise young children after the age of 70 and feels that she will be just as fit then as she is now.
Doctors say that any pregnancy after age 45 is considered high risk and all pregnancies after the age of 60 are particularly unnatural. Expert Dan Newlin believes it would be hard enough for a woman that age to carry one baby, much less four. When asked about the morals of what she was doing, Raunigk said she thinks this is something that people need to decide for themselves.