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Lina Alvarez with her newborn daughter (YouTube).


Woman says she feels ‘fantastic’ after giving birth to 3rd child at age 62

October 19, 2016

Lina Alvarez, a doctor from Galicia, Spain, said she felt “fantastic” and “couldn’t feel happier” after giving birth to her third child … at 62. Alvarez gave birth to her daughter two weeks early, through a Caesarean section, after she had been admitted to the hospital suffering from high blood pressure. “I couldn’t be better. I’m very very grateful to life for such a precious little thing,” she said. “I’m looking forward to resting for at least a couple of days now so I can enjoy time with my daughter and recover.”

Lina Alvarez with her newborn daughter (Twitter)
Lina Alvarez with her newborn daughter (Twitter).

Alvarez was the target of much criticism in her home region of Galicia, where news of her pregnancy sparked a debate over age limits on fertility treatments. Alvarez is the mother of two sons, 10-year-old Samuel and 28-year-old Exiquio, who was left disabled after a medical error during her pregnancy. They both met their new little sister moments after she was born. “My eldest son’s smile since Lina was born is worth much more than all the criticism I might get for this,” Alvarez said. Watch the video below in which Alvaraz answers reporters questions while holding her baby outside the hospital.

Read the full story at The Telegraph.


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