Annegret Raunig, a Berlin teacher, had become a mother 12 times by the age of 50! She was married, but the marriage could not be saved, and Raunig raised her children as a single mother for the majority of her life. She made her first appearance in the German press in 2005, becoming the country’s oldest mother. Annegret used artificial insemination to become a mother for the 13th time. The woman was 55 years old at the time.
Raunig’s pregnancy sparked heated debate, with many believing she acted selfishly and irresponsibly. Annegret, on the other hand, ignored the criticism. She enjoyed going to TV shows and giving interviews about her life.
When Lela turned 9, Annegret surprised the country again. The woman decided that it was time to experience the happiness of motherhood again. In addition, Lelia asked her mother to give her a brother or sister… However, by that time Raunig had already entered menopause and she could not give birth naturally.
German laws prohibit ovule donation, so Annegret went abroad — she underwent IVF in one of the clinics in Kyiv.
Fortunately, everything went smoothly, and Annegret gave birth to quadruplets: sons Dris, Bence, Fionne, and daughter Nita. As a result of the cesarean section, the children were born 15 weeks early. They all weighed less than a kilogram, ranging from 655 to 980 grams, and had to spend several months in the clinic. Raunig set not only a national but also a world record this time, becoming the oldest mother of quadruplets in history.