Spanish woman, 62, gives birth to third child

A 62-year-old Spanish woman has given birth to a healthy girl and encouraged women in their later years to imitate her if they want to.

Lina Alvarez left Lucus Augusti Hospital in the north-western city of Lugo with her third child in her arms, saying she felt wonderful.

Baby Lina, born by Caesarean section on October 10 weighing 5.3lbs, is in perfect health, she said.

Ms Alvarez's first child, now 27, was born with cerebral palsy and her second child is now 10.

Her second and third pregnancies were through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment.

Ms Alvarez, a doctor, said that women who are well enough to have a baby in their later years should not be afraid to do so, adding that they should let nature, not gynaecologists, decide.

Lina Alvarez leaves Lucas Augusti Hospital with her new born baby, in Madrid, Spain. Picture: AP

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