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67-year-old woman gives birth to twins in Spain

A 67-year-old Spanish woman has become the oldest known woman to give birth after giving birth to twins by Caesarean section.

india Updated: Dec 31, 2006 08:43 IST

A 67-year-old Spanish woman has become the oldest known woman to give birth after the Barcelona Hospital de Sant Pau said she had given birth to twins by Caesarean section.

A hospital spokeswoman said that the unnamed woman and her offspring, whose sex was not revealed on grounds of patient confidentiality, were doing well.

According to Barcelona media outlet Catalunya Informacio, the babies, her first children, were still in an incubator following their birth.

The woman became pregnant after she received in-vitro fertilisation treatment in South America.

Romanian Adriana Iliescu was previously the oldest woman known to have given birth, after having a baby girl in January at the age of 66. A twin died hours after birth.

The previous record was held by an Italian woman who gave birth to a baby boy at the age of 62.