Barbara Higgins, a 57-year-old mother, has given birth to a baby boy.
Higgins gave birth on March 21, five years after her 13-year-old daughter died of a brain tumour.
The boy, who was born a month early and weighed five pounds 13 ounces, is now home and doing well after spending three days in the hospital where he was born.
Barbara, from Concord in New Hampshire, US, and her husband Kenny Banzhoff, 65, are delighted with their new arrival.
According to her she desired another child after her daughter Molly’s death in 2016.
She said: ‘In 2016 my daughter Molly died from an undiagnosed brain tumor. (It) was a traumatic, life-altering, horrifying experience. It hobbles you completely.’
Barbara said that she began to have dreams about having another baby while mourning Molly.
She added: ‘It was a pretty persistent dream. I’d wake up with an overriding feeling that I need to have another child. I was 53 at the time.’