Ukrainian woman (66) gives birth to healthy boy

2011-02-24 11:35

Kiev – A 66-year-old Ukrainian woman, who was impregnated by artificial insemination, gave birth to a healthy baby boy, health officials said today.

She became the oldest woman to give birth in the former Soviet republic, breaking the previous record of 57 years, according to news reports.

The unmarried mother, who gave birth on Tuesday by Caesarean section, was described as an “average retired worker” from the northern city of Chernihiv.

The boy, the woman’s only child, weighed in at a solid 3.3kg.

Hospital officials did not make public the mother’s identity. They described her mood as “joyful”.

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