60-year-old woman gives birth to healthy twins

Published: Sep. 27, 2016 at 10:23 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2016 at 2:56 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - At 60 years old, a Pike County woman is now a mom.

Last year, Claudette Cook and her husband decided to start a family, but they knew they'd have to deal with a few bumps in the road. Last fall, they saw an in vitro fertilization specialist who gave her the go-ahead.

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Now, she's a mother for the first time after her 60th birthday.

"Isaac came out first, and Isaiah came out second," said Claudette Cook.

Claudette beat all the odds, giving birth to fraternal twins Sunday night.

"I cried. I was like, you know, you look at TV and you see other people in the delivery room and you're like, oh my goodness. And, it was me. So, joy, it was so sweet," Claudette told us while holding her husband, Ross's hand.  "Everything changed in that moment. Once they're born, your life changes."

Isaac and Isaiah were born on Sunday night, each five pounds, almost a month before Claudette's due date. She had a C-section to ensure a healthy delivery.

Claudette and Ross met 10 years ago in church. Nine years ago, doctors told Claudette she would never have children because of her age.

"Doors started opening up, and BAM, here they are," said Claudette.

The couple says, with the power of prayer, anything is possible.

"Age is but a number with God. Plus, I was healthy and in shape. I was like, yes, I know I can do this-I know I can.  No matter how hard it was, He brought me through it all, so, awesome God," Claudette told us at Deaconess Women's Hospital on Tuesday.

The Cook family says it will be a couple of weeks before they can take their newborns home to Pike County. The twins are healthy and Claudette is doing just fine.

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