A 64-year-old mother has given birth to twins at a Spanish hospital
The OAP became Spain’s second oldest mum ever after a Caesarian section at a hospital in the northern city of Burgos yesterday afternoon.
She has not been named – and identified only by her initials M.I.A – but is said to come from the small town of Palacios de la Sierra an hour’s drive south east of the provincial capital.
The babies, a boy and a girl, are said to be in a “perfect state of health”.
The girl weighed 4lbs 8 oz and the boy 5lbs 3 oz.
Their mum fell pregnant after returning to Spain following successful IVF treatment in the States
The C-section was performed at the Recoletas Hospital in Burgos.
The birth is bound to spark new controversy, heightened by local reports today that the OAP mum gave birth to another daughter six years ago via the same method who ended up being taken away from her by social services.
Respected Spanish daily El Mundo, quoting regional government sources, said the child had been taken into local authority care after detecting problems relating to personal hygiene and lack of schooling.
There were no problems. Everything went according to plan
It reported the youngster is now being looked after by a relative.
Local newspaper Diario de Burgos said regional social services chiefs had taken the girl into care in 2014.
A hospital spokesman said of today’s birth: “The mother and her twins, a boy and a girl, will remain in the hospital for four or five days which is normal after a Caesarian.
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“There were no problems. Everything went according to plan.”
The twins were born by Caesarian section in the northern city of Burgos IVF at 71 Fri, August 26, 2016
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In October last year Spanish doctor Lina Alvarez gave birth to a healthy girl aged 62.
The little girl, also named Lina, was born by C-section at a hospital in the Galician city of Lugo.
Ms Alvarez had her second child 10 years after her menopause at the age of 52 thanks to IVF treatment.
She ended up having to travel to Madrid to see a gynaecologist after many clinics refused to help her because of her age when she decided she wanted a third baby.
Before the birth of her new daughter, she brushed off criticism and said: “When she is 30 I’ll be 90. She’ll have been raised and life expectancy for women is growing all the time.
The twins were born by Caesarian section in the northern city of Burgos
“I always wanted to be a mother again but most medical experts said ‘no’.
“Then some years ago I met a gynaecologist who agreed to help me if the tests were okay.
"They were positive and so he helped me to implant an embryo.
“They said there was only a six per cent chance of success but I got pregnant with a baby girl.
The boy and the girl were born after the mother travelled to the US for IVF
"I feel like I’m having a second chance and the pregnancy has made me younger and stronger.”
The world’s oldest documented mother is Daljinder Kaur from India, who gave birth in 2015 at the age of 70 after two years of IVF treatment. Baby Armaan was born weighing 4.4lbs.
Britain’s oldest mum is Elizabeth Adeney, from Suffolk, who had a son aged 66 in 2009 after travelling to Ukraine for treatment.
Carmen Bousada, Spain’s oldest mum ever at 67, died of cancer aged 69 in July 2009 three years after giving brith to IVF twins Cristian and Pau.
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