Mom says no big deal having twins at 59

July 5, 2006

A 59-year-old New Jersey woman who gave birth to twins says it wasn't a big deal for her, but wouldn't recommend it for most women.

Lauren Cohen, who turns 60 on Aug. 11, used in vitro fertilization and gave birth by Caesarean section to a girl and boy six weeks premature in New York on May 22.

Despite having numerous complications, she told the Bergen (N.J) Record she considered the twins and a daughter, born 18 months earlier also by in vitro, "a miracle."

However, she said other women considering late pregnancies should be in similar circumstances as she is before trying the same.

Cohen is a lawyer who works from home in Paramus, N.J., and is married to Frank Garcia, who is about 20 years younger than she is. He refuses to give his age, the report said.

"I don't think it's right to have a baby when you're close to 60 unless you're in an unusual situation like mine where you have a younger spouse who you can feel fully confident will be an involved parent," she said.

Cohen is believed to be the oldest woman in the world to have given birth to twins, the report said.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: What killed Knut the polar bear? Study offers 'closure'

Related Stories

In the realm of eternal ice

April 23, 2015

On 6 November 2010, the light of the star known as NOMAD1 0856-0015072 in the Cetus constellation dimmed. What had happened? A dwarf planet at the edge of the solar system had moved in front of the distant star - its name: ...

Keeping hackers out of hospitals

January 7, 2015

The humble infusion pump: It stands sentinel in the hospital room, injecting patients with measured doses of drugs and writing information to their electronic medical records.

Recommended for you

The culinary habits of the Stonehenge builders

October 13, 2015

A team of archaeologists at the University of York have revealed new insights into cuisine choices and eating habits at Durrington Walls – a Late Neolithic monument and settlement site thought to be the residence for the ...

A particle purely made of nuclear force

October 13, 2015

Scientists at TU Wien (Vienna) have calculated that the meson f0(1710) could be a very special particle – the long-sought-after glueball, a particle composed of pure force.

Dead comets and near-earth encounters

October 13, 2015

Near Earth Objects (NEOs) are asteroids or comets whose orbits sometimes bring them close to the Earth, thereby posing a potentially threat. The asteroid that struck Chelyabinsk last year was an NEO about 40 meters in diameter. ...

Climate scientist hits out at IPCC projections

October 13, 2015

As a new chairman is appointed to the Intergovernmental Panel on climate Change (IPCC) a University of Manchester climate expert has said headline projections from the organisation about future warming are 'wildly over optimistic.'

Light-optics research could improve medical imaging

October 13, 2015

A team of researchers, including The University of Queensland's Dr Joel Carpenter, has developed echo-less lights that could improve medical imaging inside the body, leading to less-intrusive surgery.


Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.