MADRID -- A 62-year-old woman in Spain has given birth to a healthy girl and encourages otherto imitate her if they want to.
Lina Alvarez left the Lucus Augusti Hospital in the northwestern city of Lugo on Tuesday with her third child in her arms, saying she felt wonderful.
She said baby Lina, born Oct. 10, was in perfect health. The 2.4-kilogram (5.3-pound) Lina was born by.
Alvarez’s first child, now 27, was born with. Her second child is now 10. Her second and third pregnancies were through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.
Alvarez, a doctor, said that women who are well enough to have a baby in their later years shouldn’t be afraid to do so, adding that they should let nature decide.
Childbearing at that age is extremely rare, but not a record. A 65-year-old grandmother delivered quadruplets.in India last spring after two years of IVF treatment, and in Germany last year, a
In the U.S., the CDC reports that about 600 women a year have a baby at age 50 or over.