Sexagenarian Chinese woman gave birth twins


December 24, 2013

A sexagenarian Chinese woman became the oldest woman to give birth, after bringing the world at age 60 two twins conceived by in vitro fertilization, as was reported last Tuesday.

Sheng Hailin, which now has 69, lost her first child by an accidental gas poisoning more than forty years ago. Sheng said to the newspaper that: “To survive and get rid of my loneliness, I decided to have another child, despite my advanced age.”

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the oldest woman to give birth in the world was the Spanish María del Carmen Bousada Lara, who had twins by caesarean section in 2006 at the age of 66 years and 358 days.

A pregnancy at this age is very rare in China, where family planning rules are strictly enforced. Globally, most countries impose limits on in vitro fertilization in an older age, because is a risk factor for the baby.

A military hospital in Hefei city (east) agreed to help Chinese Women with fertilization and Sheng Hailin could finally give birth on 25 May 2010 Zhizhi, weighing 1.85 kg, and Huihui with 1.45 kg.

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