57 year old woman gives birth to baby boy five years after losing 13 year old daughter to brain tumor
A 57 year old woman, Barbara Higgins has given birth to a baby boy.
Higgins gave birth on Saturday, March 21, five years after losing her 13 year-old daughter to a brain tumor.
The baby who was born a month premature, weighed five pounds 13 ounces, and is now back home and doing well after spending three days at the hospital where he was delivered.
Barbara, from Concord in New Hampshire, US, and her husband Kenny Banzhoff, 65, are delighted with their new arrival.
According to her she desired another child after her daughter Molly’s death in 2016.
She said: ‘In 2016 my daughter Molly died from an undiagnosed brain tumor. (It) was a traumatic, life-altering, horrifying experience. It hobbles you completely.’
Barbara said that she began to have dreams about having another baby while mourning Molly.
She added: ‘It was a pretty persistent dream. I’d wake up with an overriding feeling that I need to have another child. I was 53 at the time.’