Annegret Raunigk became world famous in 2005 when she became the oldest mother in Germany. At age of 55 she had given birth to a little baby girl.
That same year, Annegret, who worked as a teacher, retired. She had 13 children from 5 different fathers.
But the controversial mother has made headlines again after becoming pregnant once again – this time at age of 65.
It was claimed that her pregnancy was not responsible, and medical experts and politicians advised others not to do and / or try the same thing.
But Annegret stood her ground and insisted on continuing with the pregnancy.
And it was not just her age that surprised the doctors who did her ultrasound tests..
Teacher Annegret Raunigk is not just a mother of 17, she is also a grandmother of 7.
A little over 10 years ago she became famous when she gave birth to a baby girl at the age of 55. Her pregnancy caused a wide public debate in Germany.
Annegret Raunigk responded to her critics, saying she knows how to take care of herself during pregnancy.
She also believes that everyone is allowed to live the life they choose and have full control over their body.
In 2015 Annegret made headlines when she announced she was expecting a quadruplet at age 65!
The doctors could not believe their eyes when they saw the ultrasound – but the one who was most astonished was Annegret herself.
In her wildest dreams she did not think she would be pregnant with a quadruplet.
After undergoing IVF treatments in Ukraine, the single mother gave birth in a hospital in Berlin. According to her doctor, the pregnancy was “surprisingly easy”.
The babies, three sons and a daughter, were born by caesarean surgery on the 26th week.
The pregnancy could not last beyond the 26th week because the doctors determined that Annegret’s uterus would not be able to cope with the pressure.
Despite some complications during the first months after birth, all four children and their mother were able to return home after a short period of supervision.
The babies have recovered well and today everyone is healthy and happy!
The mother Annegret was able to return home to her 10-year-old daughter, Leila, who was happy to meet her younger siblings.
Annegret is now a mother of 17 children, with the oldest being 46 years old.
When speaking of the historical pregnancy Annegret made it clear that it was her daughter, Leila, who planned this idea.
Leila said, “I wanted a brother or sister!”, According to the Daily Mail.
Many have wondered if it is a good idea to become a new mom at such an older age.
“If you gossip about someone else, then you do not have such an interesting life, so it does not worry me”, Annegret said. Her previous children gave Annegret seven grandchildren. Some are much older than some of her children.
For a woman who’s just about to reach the age of 70 with a teenage daughter and four babies, Annegret still manages to stay calm – which is certainly impressive.
“I’m not really worried. I’m keeping myself healthy and I’m in good shape. As for everything else, I have enough experience, so it’s not something new to me”, she said.
Annegret plans to move from Berlin to the small town of Hoxter, where she bought a much larger house.
And who has the right to say that this family is wrong? The most important thing is that children will feel good and safe when they grow up.
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