Otago Daily Times

Woman gives birth at 64


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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