Rome, Italy, Feb 24, 2017 / 03:03 am
Obstetrician Maria Pollacci holds a very special record.
She's delivered 7,642 babies and after a 72-year career – despite now being 92 years-old – is still receiving newborns coming into the world in Padavena, a small town in northern Italy.
Dr. Pollacci considers her work to be "the most beautiful in the world," and calls it a true "mission."
"It's an occupation that you have to do with love, kindness and skill. When I'm in front of a little one, I'm not working. I'm loving," she said. "To be an obstetrician you need love, passion and professionalism."