A 57-YEAR-OLD woman, believed to be the oldest mum to give birth in Australia, has delivered IVF twins at a WA hospital.
The Sunday Times can reveal the woman gave birth by caesarean section on Monday at King Edward Memorial Hospital.
The case is believed to have set an Australian record and added seven years to the previous WA record.
Sources said the woman, who is believed to be from India, had IVF treatment with donated eggs in India before delivering twins in Perth this week.
TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle
-- Her career at a low point, Rachel Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog- sitting, learning Spanish-and dating. After all, what did a forty- something single woman living in New York have to lose?
Resigned to childlessness but still hoping for romance, Dratch was out for drinks with a friend when she met John.
Handsome and funny, after only six months of dating long-distance, he became the inadvertent father of her wholly unplanned, undreamed-of child, and moved to New York to be a dad.
With riotous humor, Dratch recounts breaking the news to her bewildered parents, the awe of her single friends, and the awkwardness of a baby-care class where the instructor kept tossing out the f-word.
Filled with great behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratch's time on SNL, Girl Walks into a Bar is a refreshing version of the "happily ever after" story that proves female comics-like bestsellers Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler-are truly having their moment.
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