67-year-old Spaniard gives birth to twins
POSTED: 7:52 p.m. EST, December 30, 2006
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- A 67-year-old Spanish woman became the world's oldest mother after she gave birth to twins in the northern city of Barcelona on Saturday, a hospital official said.
The woman, whose identity has not been revealed by Sant Pau hospital, gave birth by Caesarian section on Saturday, having previously undergone in vitro fertilization in the United States, according to the national news agency EFE.
Originally from the southern region of Andalucia, the new mother chose the Barcelona hospital because it specializes in high-risk births.
The mother and twins are all doing well, though the babies are both in incubators, a hospital spokeswoman said. The hospital did not reveal the gender of the twins.
The previous holder of the oldest-mother record was 66-year-old Romanian citizen Adriana Iliescu, who gave birth to baby Eliza Maria in January 2005.
I don't understand why someone would want to do that. There's a reason why people have children when they're younger; you have the energy to keep up with the demands of the kids. I'm 33 and sometimes barely have the energy to keep up with my 4 year old. I can't see how a 67 year old is going to take care of twins. To top it off, she'll either be dead or really, really old before those kids even finish high school. I don't think a situation like this has any positives to it.