Woman Becomes Spain's Second Oldest to Give Birth

64-year-old delivers twins in Burgos
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2017 11:16 AM CST
64-Year-Old Gives Birth to Twins in Spain
One of the twins in the operating room.   (YouTube)

A 64-year-old has become the second oldest woman ever to give birth in Spain. The woman, identified only by her initials MIA, received fertility treatment in the US before giving birth to twins—a 5.3-pound boy and 4.8-pound girl—via Caesarean section in the Spanish city of Burgos, reports the BBC. The mother is doing well and both infants are in a "perfect state of health," say officials at the Recoletas Hospital, which shared a video clip of the delivery on its website, per the Belfast Telegraph.

MIA, reportedly from the town of Palacios de la Sierra in northern Spain, is now the second oldest woman to give birth in the country, after a 67-year-old woman delivered twins in 2006; she died three years later, reports Fox News. MIA also gave birth to a baby girl in 2012 after receiving fertility treatment in the US. However, the girl was removed from her care in 2014 over allegations of neglect. Officials said the child was often isolated and had poor hygiene. (More Spain stories.)

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