A 64-year-old woman from a small town in northern Spain gave birth Wednesday to twins after undergoing in vitro fertilization in the United States, reports Fox News.
Her name has not been released.
It was a full-time pregnancy and the babies – a boy and a girl – are in good health condition, El Mundo reported.
The woman gave birth to another child, a daughter, six years ago by the same method and in the same hospital, but lost custody in 2014 after a family court found she had been neglectful, according to the paper.
She is the second oldest woman to give birth in Spain, after Carmen Bousada, had twins at age 67. The woman died three years later.
Every once in a while a woman in her late 50s or early 60s makes headline news for having a baby. You may find yourself wondering if it’s at all possible to get pregnant postmenopause.
According to health experts the answer is yes, you can, but it won’t happen naturally. After menopause, the only way a woman can get pregnant is through a donor egg and in vitro fertilization.
Menopause is the time in a woman’s life at which she can no longer reproduce