64-Year-Old Mom Stuns Doctors By Giving Birth To Healthy Twins
By semimajor /
A 64-year-old woman in Spain shocked doctors when she gave birth to fraternal twins. Recoletas Hospital medical director Enrique Martin said the babies were “perfectly healthy” after being delivered via C-section.
“This is an exceptional case not only in Castile and Leon, but also in Spain,” the hospital said.
The mother had her first child at age 58. The Spanish woman traveled to the United States to receive IVF treatment.
“She showed up four months pregnant at the gates of our hospital and all we could do was face the situation and react,” the doctor said.
The Spanish Fertility Society discourages women from receiving IVF treatments after the age of 50.
However, last year, a 62-year-old Spanish doctor gave birth thanks to IVF. Another 67-year-old woman received IVF in the United States and became pregnant with twins. Moreover, a 72-year-old woman in India conceived after an entire lifetime of infertility.
While some believe it is “irresponsible” to have children at a later age because parents may not live to take care of them, with the growing life expectancy (some countries like Monaco have a life expectancy as high as 89.73), maybe the idea isn’t so crazy.
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