NICK EICHER, HOST: Shandong Province, China witnessed a remarkable birth recently.
A woman, identified only by her surname, Tian, gave birth to a healthy 5-and-a-half pound baby girl by cesarean.
There were a few complications, but nothing doctors couldn’t handle.
What’s remarkable here is not how she gave birth … but that she did.
Tian is 67 years old.
That made her —by some reports—the oldest woman in that country to give birth.
Her doctor found that Tian’s ovaries were more typical of someone much, much younger, which might explain how she got pregnant naturally.
Here’s what’s most interesting: Now that China has lifted its brutal one-child policy, it’s led to heightened demand for fertility treatments, and many older women are taking advantage of that.
Tian and her husband decided to give their new baby girl a Chinese name that translates to “given by God.”
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