Daljinder Kaur, now 73, gave birth to Armaan, her first child, in April last year in northern India.Since then she has suffered high blood pressure and weakening joints.
She said: ‘My blood pressure has suffered and I get tired very easily now. I’ve seen several doctors but they just give me medicines and a diet plan.
‘I’m worried for Armaan. I have to take care of my health but I have to take care of Armaan too.
‘Since he’s been crawling I’m on my hands and knees and it’s hard. My body can’t take it. It’s been harder than I thought.’ She said.
Daljinder had IVF treatment with her husband Mohinder Singh Gill, 80, who she has been married to for 46 years.
At the time of Armaan’s birth, Gill said: ‘I felt upset as I was unable to produce a child. After some time we thought of having a baby, once again.’
The couple traveled from their home in Amritsar, Punjab, to the National Fertility and Test Tube Baby Centre in Hisar, Haryana, to receive treatment.
Armaan weighed just 3lbs 9ozs when he was born and now weighs 15lbs, so is still underweight.
Daljinder added: ‘He’s quite thin and even diapers of his age don’t fit him.
‘He could possibly be thin because I didn’t feed him properly. I stopped breastfeeding him at three months as my milk wasn’t developing well.
‘We’ve asked doctors if there’s any medicine we can give him to increase his weight but they said let him gain weight naturally.’
Daljinder said despite the problems, she has no regrets.