A 64-year-old woman has given birth to healthy twins after her second successful pregnancy at an advanced age, a doctor in northern Spain has said. Recoletas Hospital medical director Enrique Martin said Thursday that the babies delivered by cesarean section on Tuesday are “perfectly healthy.”
The unnamed woman had undergone fertility treatment in the US, Spanish media report. The hospital has posted a video clip of the Caesarean delivery. In 2012 the woman gave birth to a girl, who was later taken into care by social services, amid welfare concerns.
No decision has been taken yet about the mother’s twins. They and the mother are reported to be in good health in hospital. The boy weighs 2.4kg (5.3 pounds) and the girl 2.2kg (4.8 pounds).
In recent years, El Pais reports, two other Spanish women in their 60s have given birth to healthy babies. In April 2016 an Indian woman in her 70s, Daljinder Kaur, gave birth to a healthy boy in India’s Haryana state after fertility treatment.