LINA Alvarez (pictured) a 62 year old Spanish doctor who gave birth through a Caesarian section a week ago says she is overjoyed after her “phenomenal” experience.
Alvarez posed with her week-old daughter (above) as left the hospital in the Galician city of Lugo on Tuesday. She told the press her baby weighed 5.2lbs at birth and that she was born two weeks ahead of schedule.
Ms Alvarez was apparently admitted for observation when she began to suffer high blood pressure, prompting doctors to hasten the delivery of her baby whom she has named Lina.
“I couldn’t feel happier”, Ms Alvarez said on the steps of Lucas Augusti Hospital.
Ms Alvarez sparked a raging debate across Spain last month when she revealed to the press that she was eight months pregnant with her third child, with critics calling for a limit on the age at which women can obtain artificial insemination.
Her eldest son Exiquio (28) is disabled after a medical error left him injured during her pregnancy, and her second son Samuel, is 10.
“My emotions have got the better of me and I’ve been crying a lot out of happiness,” Ms Alvarez told the press. “My eldest son’s smile since Lina was born is worth much more than all the criticism I might get for this.”