67-yr-old becomes oldest mother in the world

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2 January 2007, BARCELONA — A 67-year-old Spanish woman who gave birth to twins at a hospital in Barcelona became the oldest mother in the world.

2 January 2007

BARCELONA — A 67-year-old Spanish woman who gave birth to twins at a hospital in Barcelona became the oldest mother in the world.

The woman, whose name has not been revealed, became pregnant after fertility treatment in the United States.

She gave birth to the twins, who have been placed in an incubator, by caesarean section early on Saturday.

The woman, who is married but has no other children, was expected to leave the Hospital Sant Pau in Barcelona on Tuesday.

Asked how she felt to be giving birth at her advanced age, she replied only: "That's life".

She is thought to have sold her story to a Spanish magazine.

A spokesman for the hospital, which specialises in high-risk births, said that both the mother and her babies were doing well.

The woman is two years older than Romanian Adriana Iliescu who gave birth in January 2005 to a baby girl.

She too had been pregnant with twins but one of her babies died in the womb.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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