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Published On: Thu, Mar 8th, 2018

62-year-old Taiwanese woman successfully gives birth to baby boy

nsnbc : A 62-year-old Taiwanese woman surnamed Wu gave birth last month, to a baby boy. Wu is the oldest Taiwanese woman to successfully give birth. The world record was set by the 72-years-old Dalijinder Kaurto from India.

Ms Wu, Taiwan, 62-year-old Taiwanese woman successfully gives birth to baby boy, 2018The 62-year-old Wu gave birth naturally without the need of a Cessarian section, to a 2.93 kg (6.45 pounds) baby boy at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital on February 25. Wu said her first child, a daughter, was born 36 years ago.

Wu added that she decided to have another child after she retired and through artificial insemination she successfully conceived last year. Wu said that her family members were all very supportive of her decision. She said her husband was accompanying her to every checkup and the whole delivery process.

Wu’s (36-year-old) daughter is a flight attendant and she was out of the country when her mother went into labor. When her daughter received the news of the birth of her much younger baby brother, she expressed her joy at the occasion and her astonishment that his birthday is exactly the same as hers.

The oldest woman known to have given birth in the world is thought to be a woman in India, Daljinder Kaurto, who delivered her baby at the age of 72. After 46 years of trying to have a baby naturally, her child was finally conceived through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

Pregnancies over the age 35 are considered to be of “advanced maternal age” and are at higher risk of having complications, with such risks continually increasing with age. Chang Gung Memorial Hospital said that over the past 28 years, the average age of women giving birth for the first time has risen from 28 to 32.6, while the percentage of women over the age of 35 giving birth increased from 11 percent to 40 percent.

The head of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hsiao Sheng-wen said that increased risks associated with pregnancy at an advanced age include fetal chromosomal abnormalities, diabetes, and complications during delivery. So far, there haven’t been reported any problems with Wu’s latest miracle-boy.

CH/L – nsnbc 08.03.2018

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