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56-Year-Old Manhattan Woman Gives Birth To Twins

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A Manhattan woman days away from her 57th birthday gave birth to twins on Tuesday.

Aleta Saint James, a motivational speaker who helped her brother, Curtis Sliwa, found the Guardian Angels during the 1970s, used in-vitro fertilization to get pregnant.

“My grandmother had my mother when she was 53, so I didn't think was going to be a big deal,” Saint. James said on Monday. “I never had a concept it was going to be a problem. My mom turned out great, so I knew my children would.”

She gave birth by Caesarean section at Mount Sinai Hospital Tuesday morning. A girl, who has been named Francesca, was born first, at 9:18 a.m., weighing 5 pounds 12 ounces. A boy, Gian, followed at 9:19 a.m., weighing 5 pounds, 3 ounces.

Doctors say the babies are in terrific health.

Saint James plans to raise the children, her first, as single mother.

The oldest American to give birth is a California woman who had her daughter at the age of 63, in 1996.

Saint James has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday.
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