A WOMAN told how she has given birth aged 57 – making her one of the oldest new mums in the world.
Barbara Higgins, whose daughter Molly died five years ago, gave birth to healthy 5lb 13oz Jack on March 20 after undergoing IVF treatment with her husband Kenny Banzhoff, NBC Boston reported.
"We've beat the odds," Kenny, 65, from Concord, New Hampshire, USA, said.I'm so proud of her, she's been a trooper through the whole thing."
Barbara added: "I started having these dreams that I wanted to have a child, and I thought, 'OK, Barb, that's a little crazy.'"
Barbara, also mum to Gracie, said she linked her desire for a new child to the death of Molly.
"I attached [the dreams] very much to my grief process, and a couple of years went by where I had this sort of compelling thought in my head that I should have a child," she told the TODAY show. "The dream was pretty consistent.
"Nobody can give birth to a baby and know with a certainty that they will see that baby grow up."
“Yes, I'm scared and I'm anxious, but I'm so excited,” Higgins, who said she was working out the day before labour, told the Concord Monitor.
According to Guinness World Records, the oldest woman to give birth was 66-year-old Maria del Carmen Bousada Lara, who had twins in Spain in 2006.
We recently told you how a size 8 teenager din't realise she was pregnant until she was eight months along.
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