The 38-year-old Lankabai had 16 successful deliveries. While had to undergo abortion three times. She is once again pregnant for seven months. Every time she has given birth to a single child. Of these 16, 11 are still alive. While 5 of them died shortly after birth. All three abortions occurred when the womb was around three months. Her 20th pregnancy is still seven months old. Lankabai comes from the Kharat Ghumantu community.
Beed's civil surgeon Dr. Ashok Thorat said –“At present, 11 of their children are alive. At the age of 38, she has become pregnant 20 times. She came to the hospital for the first time for delivery. All previous deliveries were done at home. Now the 20th delivery of this woman is to be done after 2 months. We have advised them not to take any risk. Get delivery in government hospital only.”
Another doctor said, 'All necessary investigations have been done by the hospital. Both mother and child are safe. They have been given medicines and necessary instructions to prevent infection.
Lankabai comes from the Gopal community. This community usually survives by begging or doing petty work. They constantly shifts from one place to another.