When Lauren Cohen gave birth to twins in 2006, a boy and a girl, she was over 60 years old.
It should have been an exciting time for the mother of two in Paramus, New Jersey when she added two more children to her family, but she had no idea how her oldest daughter would respond to the news.
Lauren had been divorced from her first husband for two years when she met Frank Garcia in 2002. They had met at a dancing class in New Jersey.
The couple fell in love at first sight, even though he was 20 years her junior, and they planned to spend their lives together.
“I never thought he could be interested in a woman so much older.” “He was a great dancer, so I asked him to dance one night, and he said yes,” Lauren said.
They got married in July 2002, but shortly after the ceremony, Lauren saw that her husband was eager to start a family, and she wanted him to have the chance to do so.
The couple looked into IVF to start a family, but many doctors were afraid to carry out the procedure on her due to her older years. After she received a clean bill of health from a Virginia facility in January 2004, they went through the agony of four unsuccessful IVF cycles.
The couple later found a doctor in New Jersey who was willing to help them, and as a result, they were able to start a family. The couple used IVF to have their first daughter, Raquel, in December 2004.
A little over a year after Raquel was born, Lauren discovered she would be a mother to twins.
Lauren was nearing her 60th birthday when she gave birth to twins Gregory and Giselle via IVF using donor eggs on May 22, 2006.
“I don’t feel like a record holder.” “Except for arthritis, I’m in excellent shape,” she told PEOPLE.
According to PEOPLE, Lauren became the oldest mother in the United States to give birth to twins, tying the world record that an unidentified British woman had broken on Christmas Day 1993. Her achievement also tied the record for the oldest mother to give birth to twins in the United States.
Lauren, who has three young children, has made it her top priority to stay as healthy as possible to help her kids do well in school, which has been her long-term goal.
The mother of four stated that she takes nearly one hundred supplements weekly and participates in yoga and pilates to maintain her fitness level.
“I’ll do whatever it takes to live as long as possible,” she says. “I’ve set a target of seeing them through college. I’ve got to keep going for 17 years—until I’m 81.
Because of her age, people commonly thought Lauren was her children’s grandmother. To make matters worse, Lauren’s eldest daughter Renee disowned her, as reported by the Mirror newspaper. This was a difficult situation for Lauren.
Despite not seeing their daughter and granddaughter, the mother and her husband are grateful for the three children they were lucky to have together.
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