A 63-year-old Italian woman becomes Italy’s oldest new mother after IVF treatment in Ukraine. Little Sebastian was born by Caesarean section.

At 63 years old, Flavia Alvaro from Lucca in Tuscany is probably the oldest mother in Italy who recently gave birth to her first child. As the news site “Heute.at” reports, little Sebastian was born on June 3, 2024.

For Alvaro, it was a long and arduous journey to fulfill her wish to have children. She underwent IVF treatment, i.e. in vitro fertilization, in the war-torn and bombarded Ukraine and paid 15,000 euros for it. She chose Ukraine because there is no legal age limit for such procedures there, as “RTL.de” reports.

A pregnancy normally lasts around 40 weeks, but Sebastian was born after just 31 weeks and four days. He was born by Caesarean section in northwest Italy.

Sebastian is currently in the premature baby ward of the hospital and will not be discharged until he has reached a sufficient weight, according to “Heute.at”.

According to the Federal Joint Committee, there is an age limit for married couples in Germany to undergo artificial insemination. For women, it is between 25 and 40 years of age, and for men, it is between 25 and 50 years of age.

A whimpering, seriously injured little girl was found in a cat box in front of an apartment building in the Altglienicke district of Berlin.

Because her luggage didn’t arrive, a woman took the initiative herself. She tracked her apparently stolen suitcase and drove to the house of an airport employee, where she actually found it.