A 64-YEAR-OLD woman identified only by the initials M.I.A. has given birth to twins in the northern Spanish city of Burgos.
She thus becomes the second-eldest woman to give birth in Spain after Carmen Bousada, who had two children at the age of 67 but died of cancer three years later.
The twins, a boy and a girl weighing 5lbs 3 oz and 4lbs 8 oz, respectively, were born by caesarean section after their mother underwent in vitro fertilisation in the United States.
Remarkably, she gave birth to a daughter six years ago via the same method, but the Junta de Castilla y Leon placed the girl into the care of a relative in 2014 after social workers reported issues with her personal hygiene, clothing and absenteeism from school.
The regional authorities would not be drawn on the fate of the two new arrivals, with a spokesman saying only that the Junta “will not yet decide on what happens with the two newborn children.”
Last year Lina Alvarez, a 62-year-old Galician woman, also gave birth via caesarean section amid much controversy.