65-Year-Old Mom Was Pregnant, But Her Ultrasound Revealed The Most Surprising Part…

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
August 28, 2015 Updated: March 18, 2016

About 10 years ago, Annegret Raunigk made headlines when she became the oldest mother in Germany at the age of 55. But she did something even crazier a few months ago.

Raunigk, 65, gave birth to quadruplets two and a half months earlier. According to a report from news website BZ-Berlin on Aug. 5, the children “are doing well under the circumstances.” The four children were born severely underweight.

Raunigk, who also has 13 other children, had visited the four children every day in the hospital, according to the news website.

In May, she gave birth to three boys, Dries, Bence and Fjonn, and a girl named Neeta.

Raunigk has seven grandchildren and will be 70 years old by the time her youngest sons and daughters go to elementary school.

Raunigk’s decision to have more children is controversial after she underwent IVF treatment in Ukraine to become pregnant again, according to MailOnline.

One of her children, her tenth son, told local media outlets that it probably isn’t a good idea for his mom to have more children.

Son Velten Raunigk, 27, previously said: “I don’t think it is a good thing for mum to be having even more babies,” per the Mirror.

He added that his then-youngest sister, who is ten, was bullied at school over the matter.

“My youngest sister Leila is ten,” Velten added. “I know she is bullied at school because her mum looks like her grandmum.

“How will that work with quadruplets?”

Now that the children are born, Germany will pay Annegret 988 euros, or around $1,100, per month.

According to the BBC, “Asked whether she had any concerns, Ms Raunigk said she assumed she would stay fit and healthy and that she was not worried about what other people thought.”

The oldest woman to have given birth is Maria del Carmen Bousada Lara, who had twins in Spain in 2006 when she was 66.