A 67-year-old Romanian became the oldest woman ever known to have given birth, although one of her twin girls died shortly afterwards, Bucharest’s Giulesti Hospital told a TV station.
Yes, she had undergone a fertility treatment, she became pregnant through in vitro fertilization with donor eggs, but it turned out to be a scandal as:
- She will be too old to see her children grow up.
- Very risky both for the mother and for the children.
- Furthermore the quality of the sperm used for conception is doubtful.
A new Romanian law is about to come into effect on January 1, 2007:
“This law, in line with European norms, is expected to include an age limit of around 50 years of age for Romanian women seeking artificial insemination.”
In her daughter’s first birthday she said:
“I am sorry that I don’t look like a young woman for my daughter,” Iliescu said. “I am always amazed when I look in the mirror and I see myself. There is such a difference between what I feel and what I see.”
The oldest woman in the world to give birth to healthy twins was a 59-year-old American. Caesarean section was needed, and she lost 33 pints of blood during the delivery, so she had to have an emergency hysterectomy. But now, they’re fine.