An unidentified pensioner from Spain has reportedly given birth to healthy IVF twins after successful treatment in America
Spanish media is reporting, the 64-year-old, the second oldest woman in Spain to give birth, travelled to America for IVF treatment, five years after giving birth to her daughter, now aged six.
The boy and girl both weighed around five pounds were born by caesarian section on February 14 at Recoletas Hospital, in Burgos.
Local reports have suggested that her daughter was taken into care two years ago after concerns were raised about her living standards and hygiene, but that has not been substantiated.
A spokesman for the hospital said: “The children were born via pre-programmed caesarian. The patient and the babies are in a perfect state of health.This is an exceptional case, not only for the region, but also for Spain, given the fact that she is only one of a few women aged more 58 who has managed to successfully complete a pregnancy with twins.”
The pensioner is not the oldest woman to give birth in recent years though
The oldest recorded mother is a 70-year-old woman who lives in India and gave birth in 2015 after several years of IVF treatment.
The oldest woman to conceive naturally, at the age of 59, was Dawn Brooke, who was taking HRT when she became pregnant in the UK.
In this day and age it is quite common for women in their 50s to give birth to their grandchildren, if for whatever reason their children cannot carry a child.
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