Gives birth at 57 after losing her 13-year-old daughter to cancer: the story of Barbara Higgins

By | March 30, 2021

The story of Barbara Higgins has been around the world. The New Hampshire woman gave birth to her third child Jack at the age of 57 thanks to assisted reproduction techniques. 

The news went viral reported by the Washington Post . With her husband, 65-year-old Kenny Banzhoff, they brought their son home from the hospital last week. 

“I’m scared, anxious, but I’m also so excited,” the woman told the Post. The 2-pound, 30-gram baby was born via in vitro fertilization. 

The woman in the past had already had two daughters , Grace and Molly. But in 2013, at the age of 13 , Molly died of a brain tumor. The same tumor that Barbara Higgins discovered she also had. Now the woman is healed and ready to enjoy little Jack. 

And to those who criticize her for choosing to have a child at her age, she replies: “My husband and I have never made a reckless decision in our life”.

As a reminder, the assisted reproduction , also known as fertilization assisted or artificial insemination, is a technique used which, through the artificial union of sperm and oocytes, favors the conception in couples who do not are able to breed naturally.

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