Yahoo – AFP, Yannick Pasquet, 23 may 2015
The three boys and one girl were born premature at 26 weeks in a Berlin
hospital (AFP Photo/Fred Dufour)
Berlin (AFP) - A 65-year-old German woman, who already has 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine, RTL television reported early on Saturday.
Annegret Raunigk had three boys, named Dries, Bence and Fjonn, and one girl, Neeta, who were born premature at 26 weeks in a Berlin hospital but have "good chances of surviving," according to RTL.
"However, the babies, in comparison with a normal birth in the 40th week, are not completely developed, so eventual complications can't be ruled out," said the report.
Their mother lives in Berlin and is an English and Russian teacher who is close to retirement. In addition to her children, she is grandmother to seven.
RTL said the new arrivals make her the world's oldest mother of quadruplets.
She became pregnant after undergoing several artificial insemination procedures in Ukraine, said RTL.
The channel has negotiated exclusive rights to the story and has followed the build-up to the births, although it says no filming was done in the hospital where the babies were born.
Raunigk made headlines in April when the German press first reported that her latest artificial insemination attempt had resulted in a quadruple pregnancy.
At the time, she said she decided to try to have another child because her youngest daughter, who is nine, wanted a little brother or sister, according to RTL.
Oldest daughter is 44
The Bild am Sonntag tabloid quoted Raunigk, whose oldest daughter is 44, recalling that it was "a shock" when the doctors first broke the news to her that she was expecting quadruplets.
"After the doctor discovered there were four, I had to give it some thought to begin with."
This photo taken in 2005 shows then 55-year-old Annegret Raunigk (1st row, 2ndL)
with her children and grand-children being interviewed on Germany's RTL television
channel (AFP Photo/Jörg Carstensen)
But she did not consider reducing the number of embryos and said she had no reservations about the challenge facing her.
"I'm not actually afraid. I simply assume I'll remain healthy and fit. In matters of organisation I have enough experience, that's not new for me," she was quoted as saying in Bild.
Asked about moral doubts, RTL quoted her as asking: "How does one have to be at 65? One must apparently always fit some cliches which I find rather tiring.
"I think, one must decide that for oneself."
Raunigk made headlines 10 years ago too, when she gave birth to her 13th child, Lelia, at the age of 55.
That pregnancy was also the subject of an exclusive coverage deal with RTL, and Bild.
"At first, I only wanted one child," the tabloid quoted her as saying at the time. "Not all were planned. But then things happen. I'm not a planner but rather spontaneous. And children keep me young."
During an interview in April, Raunigk dismissed critics who said she was acting irresponsibly because she would be more than 70 years old when the quadruplets entered school.
"You can never know what will happen. Things can also happen to you when you're 20," she said, adding that it's up to each individual to decide when they become a parent.
Question: Dear Lee/Kryon: In my psychotherapy practice, I am specializing in menopause and other women's life transition issues. I am trying to frame menopause as a step within the spiritual evolutionary process, perhaps even part of the female response to ascension. Can you help me with an explanation of what the process of menses means for my clients? And how is it that females seem to undergo this "reverse puberty" process in a more dramatic way than men do?
Answer: Again we say to you that you must remove the biological from the spiritual. Look at what the body does. It is geared to stop the engine of procreation so that the female will not be harmed. That's why it occurs at all. It is an engine of appropriateness related to age. It's also an old paradigm, however, since we teach that you can extend your life-span, and that also means bearing children longer with safety, if that is part of your life plan.
For a male, the evolutionary process is one where, since he does not give birth, his biology is not one that goes through anything in the birth process. Therefore age is unimportant to his health when it comes to producing the seeds, which he can do almost until death.
So the body is protecting the females from undue stress, and even from premature death - going through childbirth when the chemistry is not up to it. This should be seen as a blessing, and one that is honored.
However, now we tell you something that is more along the lines of your question. In females, sometimes the process isn't stopped for biological reasons at all, but spiritual ones! In males, sometimes the hormones of desire and performance are also seemingly prematurely stopped. Ever wonder why this might happen?
The reason? Sometimes shamans need to have some of the common distractions of earth eliminated so that their concentration can be focused more clearly on spiritual matters. Don't read anything into this. It's different for every Human Being, so there is no generality here. But you should know that this is often part of the process of "relief from the distraction of things that are no longer needed," given for spiritual enlightenment. Not for all, but for many. This is often why you perceive elders to be wiser. They don't have that set of very complex and demanding chemicals surging through their body, either giving them pain with each cycle, or the pain of desire without fulfillment, which has its own attributes of psychological frustration and distraction.
For the females: Think of these things as all related. What is it you need? Do you give permission for it? Is it appropriate in your contract? Then when it comes, talk to your cellular structure and replace the chemistry that needs to be there for your energy, and say good-bye to that which is leaving. Give ceremony around it. You may do all of this naturally, talking to your cells. They will respond, and create what is missing.
This is the new Human Being, taking control of their bodies, and speaking directly to their cells. Creating tissue and chemistry naturally, since the cellular structure of your body is "listening" to what you need, and is far more capable than any scientist has ever told you.
And this is the truth.
And this is the truth.