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A 64-year-old woman in Spain gave birth to healthy fraternal twins

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A 64-year-old unidentified woman gave birth to healthy fraternal twins via Caesarean sections at Recoletas Hospital in northern Spain, according to a statement released by the hospital. The rare delivery went without complications.

The woman sought reproduction treatment in the United States, but then returned to Spain to give birth.

This isn't the woman's first child, however. She gave birth to a girl in 2012, who was subsequently taken into care by social workers. They claimed the child was being raised in isolation, poorly clothed and with bad hygiene, the BBC reported. 


No decision has yet been made in regards to the mother's newest twins.

According to the Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit medical practice and medical research group, pregnancies after the age of 35 are considered higher risk. Women who give birth after 35 are more likely to have multiple pregnancies, develop gestational diabetes and high blood pressure, and are at greater risk of miscarriage. The risk of chromosome abnormalities, which leads to genetic disorders such as Down syndrome.

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