DireTube News - A 64-year old pregnant woman has had a peaceful relief as we say in Ethiopia. The Spanish Woman gave birth to twins in at the Recoletas Hospital in Spain on Wednesday, February 16, 2016 after having received fertility treatment in the United States, according to media in Spain.
A team of two gynecologists, two pediatricians, two midwives and a handful of nurses are reported to have contributed to the successful pregnancy
This pregnancy was the woman’s second at the hospital where she gave birth to her first daughter in 2011. She lost custody of her daughter in 2014 after the Spanish government deemed her unfit to take care of her.
Enrique Martin, a director at Recoletas Hospital is talking with Spanish social services to assess the woman’s ability to successfully raise the healthy set of newborn twins.
This is not, by far, a world record which was set in 2016, and is held by an Indian woman, Daljinder Kaur, 70, who gave birth to a son, Arman (‘wish’ in Hindi)also after treatment at a fertility clinic.
Research indicates that complications increase for mothers as they age. There is also the concern of child care as elderly parents close to the average life expectancy are more likely to be unemployed or pass on leaving children destitute and without guardians.
Pregnancies over 40 are deemed by many physicians as higher risk pregnancies leading to problems with blood pressure among other things in mothers. Many cite Dr. Ruth M. Farrel of the prestigious Cleveland Clinic who said: “Data shows that as maternal age increases, so do the risk of health complications for the pregnant woman.” (CBS News).
The unidentified Spanish woman is the second oldest from her country to give birth, Carmen Bousada was two years older than her at 67 when she gave birth in 2006.
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