#1. Rajo Devi Lohan
Rajo Devi Lohan set a new record for the world’s oldest mother when she gave birth to her daughter Naveen in the remote village of Hissar, India, in 2008. She was 69 when she became a mother for the first time following IVF treatment, and as a result of her advanced age she nearly died from complications after the delivery.
Rajo lives with her husband Ballo, and his second (and younger) wife Umi. She said in 2012: “The only reason I am still alive in spite of my illness is Naveen. She is a gift to me from God and until I get her married I cannot afford to die.”
“I will get her married when she turns 15-years-old, but until then I simply cannot die. Naveen does not need to worry about her future, she has her other mother, Umi, her uncles, relatives and father to look after her.”