BERLIN (AP) — A 65-year-old German mother of 13 is getting ready to give birth again — this time to quadruplets.
Bild newspaper, a German tabloid, 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, donated eggs were fertilized and implanted in Raunigk 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 criticized 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.”