Photos of 67-year-old Chinese woman's new baby released

Baby Tianci's name means 'gift from heaven'.
Baby Tianci's name means 'gift from heaven'. Photo credit: Pear Video China

The first pictures of the baby girl born to a 67-year-old Chinese woman have been released.

The woman, named Tian, and her 68-year-old husband claim the child was conceived naturally.

In a video from China's Pear News, the baby's father, Huang, said his new daughter is "obedient" and he promised to protect her.

To bring joy and good luck to his new baby, he wrapped her in a red blanket, a Chinese local custom.

The couple named their child Tianci, which means 'gift from heaven', and at birth she weighed 2560 grams.

Tian is potentially the country's oldest new mother after she gave birth via a Caesarean section a week ago at Zaozhuang Maternity and Child Health Hospital, northeastern China.

A chief physician at the hospital said after she came in for a routine check up in May, doctors found she had a medical history of cerebral infarction, high blood pressure and diabetes, which made her pregnancy high risk.

"We designed special therapeutic care and contingency plans, pulled together a team consisting of doctors from the internal medicine, surgical, obstetrics, nutritional and other departments to provide round-the-clock monitoring of the pregnant woman," Liu Chengwen told China's CCTV.

Prior to giving birth, Tian suffered from preeclampsia, heart failure and abnormal liver and kidney function.

The family is now at home.