German mother of 13 pregnant with quadruplets at age 65
BERLIN (AP) — A 65-year-old German mother of 13 is getting ready to give birth again — this time to quadruplets.
Bild newspaper reported Monday that Annegret Raunigk, a Berlin schoolteacher who is due soon to retire, is expected to give birth to the four babies in two months.
She already has children ranging in age from 9 to 44, from five fathers. This time, Bild reports that donated eggs were fertilised and implanted at a clinic outside Germany.
Raunigk says she decided to become pregnant again because her 9-year-old daughter wanted a younger sibling.
Medical professionals have criticised her decision, but Raunigk says she is not worried.
She is quoted as saying: “They can see it how they want to, and I’ll see it the way I think is right.”