65-year-old woman who already has 13
children is pregnant again with quadruplets,
Berlin, Germany.
Annegret Raunigk has decided to try to have
another child because her youngest daughter,
who is nine, wanted a little brother or sister.
Her latest pregnancy was the result of artificial
insemination using both donated sperm and
eggs. She’s been trying to get pregnant over
the last year and a half.
Annegret Raunigk will create medical history
when she becomes the oldest mother of four in
a single birth in the world
Ms Raunigk, who is in the 21st week of her
pregnancy, said she was ‘shocked’ when an
ultrasound scan showed she was carrying
quadruplets. Her doctor initially mentioned the
possibility of a ‘selective reduction’, where one
or more fetuses is aborted in a multi-fetal
pregnancy, but she declined.
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Annegret pictured with her 13 children in 2005
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Speaking about her 14th pregnancy the
mother-to-be said: “Certainly that was a shock
for me. After the doctor discovered there were
four, I had to give it some thought to begin
with. I’m not actually afraid. I simply assume
I’ll remain healthy and fit.
The babies were due in the summer
In matters of organisation I have enough
experience, that’s not new for me. At first, I
only wanted one child. Not all were planned.
But then things happen. I’m not a planner but
rather spontaneous. And children keep me
young.”
Annegret Raunigk pictured in 2005 with her
daughter Leila
The pregnancy had so far been without any
major complications and that if everything
went well, the babies were due in the summer
and Ms Raunigk is set to become the oldest
woman ever to give birth to quadruplets. Her
13 children – the oldest of whom is 44 – are
by five different fathers, and Ms Raunigk has
seven grandchildren.

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