Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara

María del Carmen Bousada de Lara ( born January 5, 1940 in Cadiz, † July 11, 2009 in El Puerto de Santa María ) was a Spaniard that became known worldwide as the oldest mother in the world, when, on December 29, 2006 at the age of 66 years by the process of in vitro fertilization ( IVF) gave birth to two children. It was considered a glowing advocate of the right to motherhood late and was therefore the subject of intense ethical debates.

The twins Christian and Pau were brought prematurely by Caesarean section, both boys weighed at birth only 1600 grams.

Bousada de Lara admitted that he lied regarding their true age in their request for performing in - vitro fertilization ( IVF), doctors at the Pacific Fertility Center in Los Angeles, California. She pretended to be only 55 years old, which corresponds to this clinic just permissible age limit for performing IVF. At the time of the birth of her two children Bousada was, according to the documents available, the oldest mother in the world. So you exceeded the 2005 drawn up by the Romanian Adriana Iliescu mother age record. Two years later gave birth to Omkari Panwar, an allegedly 70 -year-old woman from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh also twins; however, was never officially confirmed Panwars age.

Bousada died 11 July 2009 of cancer, which may have been triggered by the massive hormone treatment during IVF. At the time of her death, her sons were just two and a half years old.

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