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Chassidish Jewish woman gives birth at…65!

A 65-year-old Chasidic woman from Bnai Brak, Israel gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy after 46 years of marriage.

Jerusalem Post

Chaya Shahar, a 65-year-old ultra-Orthodox, hassidic woman from Bnai Brak who has been unable to have a baby during her 46-year marriage to her 67-year-old husband Shmuel, gave birth on Monday to a healthy baby boy by caesarean section at Meir Medical Center in Kfar Sava.

It made her the oldest woman in Israel to give birth—not far behind the wold’s record holder—Spain’s Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara, who was 66 years and 358 days old when she gave birth to twins.

The risk of pregnancy complications increases as the mother’s age increases.

The parents, who were extremely grateful to hospital doctors and nurses, credited their Admor from Nadvorna’s blessing 3 years ago for the success of the pregnancy.


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