Thursday 27 April 2017

Spanish woman, 62, gives birth to third child

A screengrab as Lina Alvarez leaves hospital in Spain with her newborn (Atlas TV via AP)
A screengrab as Lina Alvarez leaves hospital in Spain with her newborn (Atlas TV via AP)

A 62-year-old Spanish woman has given birth to a healthy girl and encouraged women in their later years to imitate her if they want to.

Lina Alvarez left Lucus Augusti Hospital in the north-western city of Lugo with her third child in her arms, saying she felt wonderful.

Baby Lina, born by Caesarean section on October 10 weighing 2.4kg (5.3lbs), is in perfect health, she said.

Ms Alvarez's first child, now 27, was born with cerebral palsy and he r second child is now 10.

Her second and third pregnancies were through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment.

Ms Alvarez, a doctor, said that women who are well enough to have a baby in their later years should not be afraid to do so, adding that they should let nature, not gynaecologists, decide.

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