A 59-year-old woman in France has given birth by Caesarean section to triplets, who are said to be in good health, according to the Paris hospital that is treating them.
"Everything went smoothly," a spokesman at the Cochin hospital told Agence France-Presse. He said the babies, two boys and a girl, were delivered Saturday night
The woman, who is married to a man in his 40s, reportedly went to a private Vietnamese clinic willing to overlook the age limit set at 45 for egg donation and in-vitro fertilization, AFP reported.
But like the 59-year-old woman, age limits have not stopped other women from seeking IVF overseas.
Earlier this year, a 70-year-old Indian woman gave birth to twins after receiving IVF treatment.
And in May 2007, Frieda Birnbaum, 60, gave birth to twin boys, becoming the oldest woman to give birth to twins in the United States.
Birnbaum told FOXNews.com she underwent IVF in 2006 in Cape Town, South Africa.
The twins were delivered at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J., via Caesarean section.