67-year-old woman gives birth after getting pregnant 'naturally,' Chinese media reports

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
67-year-old Chinese woman gives birth
67-year-old Chinese woman gives birth: as seen on Action News Mornings, October 29, 2019

BEIJING -- A 67-year-old retired doctor has given birth in China, according to the country's state-run media.

China Central Television said the mother might be the country's oldest woman to give birth.

The woman, surnamed Tian, gave birth to a girl on Friday at Zaozhuang Maternity and Child Health Hospital.

A hospital spokeswoman said that Tian got pregnant naturally after using traditional Chinese fertility treatments. Specifics about those treatments were not released.

The baby was delivered via a cesarean section and reportedly weighed 5.6 pounds at birth.

"We were quite lucky, given that the mother was at an advanced maternal age and had a variety of complications," Liu Wencheng, the physician in charge of the delivery, said.