New Jersey A 60-year-old woman became a mother, twice over, when she delivered a pair of boys Tuesday.
Frieda Birnbaum gave birth to "Baby A" at 12:44 p.m. and "Baby B" a minute later by Caesarean section at Hackensack University Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Nancy Radwin said. The twins each weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces, she said.
"The mom is in recovery, and she and the babies are doing really well," Radwin said, declining a request to speak with the mother.
Hospital officials believe Birnbaum may be the oldest woman to give birth to twins in the United States, Radwin said.
Birnbaum underwent in-vitro fertilization last year in Cape Town, South Africa, at a center that specializes in older women. She and her husband, Ken, a New York attorney, have been married for 38 years and have three other children.