67yo Chinese grandmother gives birth to baby girl

A baby has been born to a 67-year-old grandmother in China
A baby has been born to a 67-year-old grandmother in China Photo credit: Getty Images

A 67-year-old woman in China is thought to be the oldest woman to conceive naturally after she gave birth to a baby daughter. 

The grandmother, whose surname is Tian, delivered her daughter by Caesarian section on Friday local time.  

The Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital in Zaozhuang confirmed the birth on Monday local time. 

The baby weighed 2.56 kilograms at birth. 

A hospital spokeswoman told CNN Tian, a retired doctor, fell pregnant naturally using natural fertility treatments. 

"The child was bestowed on the two of us by heaven," Tian's 68-year-old husband, Huang told Chinese news site guancha.cn.   

Haung told the Qilu Evening News they had a son and a daughter and several grandchildren, their eldest of who recently turned 18. 

He said their children had threatened never to speak to them again if they went ahead with the birth. 

China Daily reported the previous record for having a baby by natural conception was held by a 64-year-old Chinese woman. 

In September this year a 73-year-old woman called Erramatti Mangayamma from India gave birth to twin girls after undergoing IVF treatment. 



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