Otago Daily Times

Woman gives birth at 64

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Auck­land: A 64­year­old woman has made New Zealand med­i­cal his­tory by be­com­ing the coun­try's old­est woman to give birth.

The woman trav­elled in se­cret to east­ern Europe for spe­cial­ist fer­til­ity treat­ment to re­alise her dream.

Her baby boy is younger than her grand­chil­dren.

"I re­alise I'm in my 60s but I don't think it will be that long be­fore it be­comes the so­cial norm for women to be hav­ing their fam­ily in their 50s," she said.

Of­fi­cial govern­ment sta­tis­tics show around 30 women aged in their 50s have de­liv­ered chil­dren in New Zealand hospitals over the past three years.

The pre­vi­ous old­est mum here was 57. — The New Zealand Her­ald

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