A 64-year-old Spanish woman has successfully given birth to healthy twins – a boy and a girl – in Burgos.
The woman gave birth by Caesarean section at the Recoletas Hospital.
C section is the usual method in such rare cases.
The unnamed woman had undergone fertility treatment in the United States, Spanish media report. The hospital has posted a video clip of the Caesarean delivery.
In 2012, the woman gave birth to a girl, who was later taken into care by social services, amid welfare concerns.
According to the Spanish daily
El Pais, social workers said the girl was being brought up isolated, poorly clothed and with bad personal hygiene.
No decision has been taken yet about the mother’s twins. They and the mother are reported to be in good health in hospital. The boy weighs 5.3lbs and the girl 4.8lbs.
The delivery went without complications.
In recent years,
El Pais reports, two other Spanish women in their 60s have given birth to healthy babies.
VIDEO A US research suggests that babies who are delivered through Caesarean section are twice as likely to become obese than those born traditionally.
Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts found a doubling in the odds of obesity by the time the child was three years old.
The team said birth by C-section might affect bacteria in the gut, which in turn affects the way food is digested.
The study looked at 1,255 pairs of mothers and children from 1999 to 2002.
The mothers joined the study – published in the
Archives of Disease in Childhood – before 22 weeks of pregnancy.
A US research suggests that babies who are delivered through Caesarean section are twice as likely to become obese than those born traditionally
Their babies were measured and weighed at birth and this was repeated at the age of three.
About one in four of the deliveries were C-section births and the remainder were vaginal deliveries.
The team found a link between body mass, skin thickness and how a child was born.
They also found that mothers who delivered by C-section tended to weigh more than those delivering traditionally – something which is known to influence obesity.
But the researchers said another possible explanation was the difference in the composition of gut bacteria acquired at birth between the two delivery methods.
They suggested expectant mothers who choose a C-section should be made aware of the obesity risk to their babies.
Jessica Simpson is due to give birth any day now, but she wants to world to know she is still very much pregnant.
Jessica Simpson, 31, took to Twitter this morning to end speculation that she has secretly given birth.
“To everyone who keeps congratulating me on the birth of my baby girl…I’m still pregnant!! Don’t believe what you read ladies and gents.”
Jessica Simpson was referring to a series of rumors claiming she’s already delivered her first child.
The April 30th issue of
In Touch Weekly trumpets the headline “Inside Jessica’s Dramatic Delivery”.
The story inside goes on to say:
“As a first-time mother, Jessica Simpson couldn’t be more thrilled to finally welcome her baby girl, Maxwell.”
It even adds the juicy details:
“She ultimately chose to schedule a C-section,” although Jessica Simpson hasn’t yet given birth.
Jessica Simpson is due to give birth any day now, but she wants to world to know she is still very much pregnant
Jessica Simpson and her very large bump are frequently spotted out and about with fiancé Eric Johnson.
She has been upfront about her pregnancy and the cravings it’s brought about, revealing in a series of interviews that she is indulging in her favorite childhood foods.
Unlike some expectant mothers, Jessica Simpson says she is not concerned about watching what she eats and is happily “give into my cravings”.
She is said to have put a grand baby weight loss plan in place after giving birth and is rumored to be the next face of Weight Watchers for the post-baby slim down plan.
And the reality TV star, who will no doubt be feeling the pressure to shed the pregnancy pounds, has also decided her “thinspiration” is actress Jessica Alba.
Jessica Simpson recently posted on her Twitter page:
“New goal: look like @jessicaalba after baby. Job well done lady!”