A Spanish woman of 64 years has given birth to twins. The children, born Recoletas Hospital by Caesarean section, are perfectly healthy. This is the second pregnancy of the woman in the space of six years and also the first had been successful. According to doctors is exceptional, but both pregnancies have raised controversy because of the age of the woman.
The new mother has undergone in vitro fertilization in the United States for both pregnancies. Despite his age and the difficulty of completing a twin pregnancy, the operation was successful and the woman is presented to the Hospital Recoletas already 4 months pregnant. The structure has therefore put at its disposal a team of two gynecologists, two pediatricians, two midwives and some nurses. The professionals have followed for the duration of pregnancy until delivery, as they had done for the first daughter. The twins are so born without any health problems.
Spanish law does not set a maximum age until which resort to artificial insemination. Despite this, many doctors expressed concern about the possibility of access to the file after 50 years. With increasing age, in fact, increase the risk to the health of mother and child. Data that make it essential for appropriate prenatal screening test, so as to ascertain the condition of the fetus.
The Spanish case was exceptional, but the record belongs to an Indian woman. Daljinder Kaur and her husband Mohinder Singh Gill have become parents for the first time at the age of 70 to 79 years, after nearly 50 years of marriage. The woman was subjected to assisted reproduction and at all levels of prenatal screening tests necessary to ensure the health of the child.