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Wednesday October 31, 2012

First-Time Mom: Brazilian Woman Gives Birth to Twins at Age 61

First-Time Mom: Brazilian Woman Gives Birth to Twins at Age 61

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At 61, a Brazilian woman recently became a mother for the first time to not just one, but two children.

Last week, Antonia Leticia Rovati Asti gave birth to twins Sofia and Roberto at Sao Lucas Hospital in Santos, which is near Sao Paulo, Brazil. The twins

The pregnancy was made possible by assisted reproduction specialist Dr. Orlando de Castro Neto who has said the stigma of the mother’s age did not affect his decision to help her.

ImageThe eggs used were approaching their “use-by” date, having been stored since 2002 when Asti and her husband had tried in-vitro fertilization.

In 1992, Asti first met with Dr. Neto after being unable to get pregnant. After more failed attempts, Asti decided to adopt. Unfortunately, the couple were rejected due to their age.

Twenty years after meeting Dr. Neto, Asti gave birth to her first and likely only children via Caesarean section just one week after her 61st birthday.

When the twins turn 30, their mother will be 90 years old.