WHOA. 65-Year-Old Woman Expecting Quadruplets


Annegret Raunigk didn't let age stop her from having more children. The grandmother, who will soon retire, went through artificial insemination using an egg and sperm donor. She then refused selective reduction abortion when it was revealed she was carrying four babies at her 21st week ultrasound.

But here's the kicker (oh yeah, there's more): she currently has 13 children and seven grandchildren.


She decided she wanted more after learning that it was still an option. "I don't think I will have any problems," Raunigk tells Daily Mail. "I think one needs to decide for oneself and not listen too much to the opinions of others."

She will be the oldest woman to give birth to quadruplets. The previous record holder was Merry Fudel at the age of 55. The oldest woman to ever give birth is Indian Omkari Panwar, who was 70.

This isn't Raunigk's first rodeo making headlines for giving birth at a certain age. She also shocked the media when she had her daughter, Leila, at the age of 55.

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Having four newborns certainly isn't what people normally picture on the brink of retirement. But kudos to her! And best of luck.