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Oldest Woman to Give Birth Dies, Leaving Twins

by Daniel Woolls,  Washington Post,  July 15, 2009
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MADRID -- She devoted years to caring for her mother, who died at age 101. Then Maria del Carmen Bousada embarked on a quest to become a mom herself. She lied to a California fertility clinic to skirt its age limit, and later pointed to her mother's longevity as a reason to expect she'd be around to care for her kids.

At age 66 she had twins, becoming the world's oldest new mom - and raising questions about maternity so late in life. Now she is dead at age 69, leaving behind boys not yet 3.

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