A Chinese woman was so devastated by the death of her only child she decided to have another baby at the age of 64.
The mother, who remains unidentified, gave birth to a healthy son weighing 3.7kg (8.2 pounds) yesterday through a C-section in Jilin Province, north-east China, reported Huanqiu, an affiliation to People's Daily Online.
The pensioner conceived through IVF, but doctors could not reveal whether or not she had used her own embryo in the process due to privacy reasons.
The woman gave birth in the morning of December 28. She is reported to be the oldest mother in China.
She had only had one child when she was young due to China's family-planning policy.
When her only child died, she became heart-broken and was determined to try for another one, according to Huanqiu's report.
The report does not specify the gender or the cause of death of her first child.
The pensioner, who went through the menopause about 10 years ago, had endured a risky pregnancy.
Because she had stopped ovulating for such a long time, her womb had shrunk and had to be stimulated by hormones to enable the pregnancy.
报道称，产妇非自然受孕，而是通过试管婴儿技术重做母亲 。分娩手术主任医师透露，产妇已经闭经10年，是一位失独母亲。就目前的资料来看，她有可能是国内迄今最高龄产妇 。
M_1888, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom, about 2 hours ago
polonaise, Aylesbury, United Kingdom, about 4 hours ago
bit old to be a mother but good luck to her and the baby
I myself and me, Surrey, United Kingdom, about 6 hours ago
It's none of our business. I bet she'll be a wonderful doting mother. Good luck to her and the baby x
Jan, Surrey, about 8 hours ago
Sexist remarks saying she is selfish. No one would say anything if she were younger and it was the father who was 64. And how many times does the DM have to describe her as a 'pensioner'??
sootie, london, about 9 hours ago
as a mother of only one child, i totally understand. Good luck to her and her husband and the child and their extended family, if they all pull together, im sure they can provide good care and love for this baby for many years.
Poppy, Kent, United Kingdom, about 10 hours ago
How can she be so selfish, this child will grow up and will have have to bury her parents at a very young age. What kind of live can the child have with such elderly parents.
McGarrigle, Mile High, United States, about 10 hours ago