Monday, October 28, 2019

67-year-old becomes China's 'oldest new mother'

A 67-year-old woman has given birth in China, with the parents claiming they are the country's oldest couple to have a natural birth.

The woman delivered a healthy girl by Caesarean section on Friday, Zaozhuang city's Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital told AFP.

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

The Global Times reported the new baby girl was called "Tianci", meaning "gift from heaven".

The Jinan Times said the woman already had two children, including a son born in 1977, two years before China imposed a one-child policy to control its burgeoning population.

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