67-year-old becomes mother

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Beijing
A 67-year-old woman has given birth in China, a hospital said Monday, with the parents claiming they are the country’s oldest couple to conceive a baby naturally. The woman, surnamed Tian, delivered a healthy girl by Caesarean section on Friday, Zaozhuang city’s Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital told AFP. “The child was bestowed on the two of us by heaven,” Tian’s 68-year-old husband, surnamed Huang, told Chinese news site guancha.cn. Tian told Jinan Times that she only discovered that she was pregnant when she went to the hospital for a health check, telling the newspaper: “I didn’t want it, initially.” The hospital said it could not confirm that Tian had conceived naturally as she was already pregnant when it took her as a patient.