A woman in north Spain was able to successfully give birth to twins, and she happens to be 64 years old. The fraternal twins were born through a c-section.
Back in 2011, the same lady had her baby girl taken away from her by the Spanish government. She gave birth to her that year.
Social services say that the baby was found with poor hygiene and inaccessible living grounds.
The medical team who assisted the woman’s births state that the children are healthy and in perfect condition.
Enrique Martin, the medical director at Recoleta Hospital where the twins were born, remembers the mother coming through the hospitals gate back when she was four months pregnant.
The planned c-section was performed by two gynecologists, two midwives, two pediatricians, and a plethora of nurses.
The woman’s first child has been in the custody of local authorities since 2014. The child was found to be living in unstable conditions and wasn’t receiving proper schooling.
As of February 15th, social services has been talking about removing the twins from the woman’s care.
However, MIA as we call her has not broken the world record. Last April, a woman from India who is around 70 years old gave birth to her first child. Both women did use IVF to obtain their pregnancies.
Spain has set no legal age limits for reproduction-assisting. Experts in the country have spoken on the ethics of whether or not women should go through the procedure after they reach the age of 50. Most worry about complications such as blood pressure, blood sugar, and other facets of health.
Last January, in a world’s first, a baby girl was born to a couple in Kiev, Ukraine who before the controversial IVF technique, were infertile. The method they used was called a three-person IVF. The procedure utilizes the mother’s egg and her partner’s sperm. But once together, the combined DNA is then transferred to a donor’s egg.
The Ukranian baby has the genetic information of all of her parents, and some information from the donor as well. However, this particular procedure is meant for women who are at risk of passing on serious genetic diseases and disorders.