Pregnant 70-year-old Mexican woman set to become oldest to give birth

Maria de la Luz will be visiting her gynecologist on July 18 and she will be delivering the baby girl through C-section

                            Pregnant 70-year-old Mexican woman set to become oldest to give birth
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If the pregnancy claims of a 70-year-old Mexican woman are to be believed she will become the oldest women in the world to give birth.

Maria de la Luz, from the city Mazatlan in Sinaloa, Mexico has claimed that she is pregnant with what is allegedly her eighth child. 

Maria displayed to reporters who visited her the ultrasound scans that she claims confirms she is in her second trimester with a baby girl.

Maria told the reporters: "They told me it is a girl. Look, you can see her little face."

She has not revealed any details about her pregnancy, as in, whether she got pregnant through IVF treatment or any other procedures.

She claims that she found out about the pregnancy only three months ago.

She said: "My legs hurt and I was vomiting and felt dizzy. Now they have done around 10 ultrasounds in a private clinic and in the (public) social security hospital. The doctors could not believe it."

If Maria's baby girl is actually born, she will break the record of Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara, who is the current record holder for the oldest woman to have a child.

Spanish citizen Bousada de Lara was almost 67-years-old when she delivered twin boys, Cristian and Pau, in December 2006. The twins were delivered prematurely and via C-section. Both of them weighed 1.6 kgs each.

Another woman, Omkari Panwar from Uttar Pradesh in India, had also given birth to twins but it could not be confirmed if she was actually 70 at the time of the birth in 2008.

There have been reports of other women around the world who were older and who have had children at their ripe old age but noen of these claims could ever be validated with proper evidence of their age.

Some of de la Luz's children were not happy with her being pregnant and they even told her that she was way too old for "those things".

The expecting mother has an appointment with a gynecologist on July 18 and she is going to have a C-section delivery of the baby girl because she is too old for a natural birth.

Bousada de Lara had admitted before that she had lied to her physicians about how old she was when she was at an IVF clinic in California.

She ended up claiming the title for the world's oldest documented mother and had surpassed Romanian Adriana Iliescu, who held the record from 2005 for giving birth at the age of 66 years.