62-year-old Australian mother gives birth to a girl, oldest in the country

Published 03.08.2016 11:24

A 62-year-old Australian has become the country's oldest woman to give birth, local media reported Wednesday.

The unnamed Tasmanian mother gave birth to a girl in Melbourne on Monday, the broadcaster Channel Seven reported.

Australian Medical Association president Michael Gannon wrote on Twitter that it was "madness, selfish and wrong" for the woman to have the baby and asked whether "anyone thought ahead to its teens."

The woman gave birth at 34 weeks through cesarean section, Channel Seven said. The mother and baby were reportedly both in good health.

The woman was implanted with a donor embryo in an operation outside Australia and was supported throughout the pregnancy by her 78-year-old partner, the Sydney Morning Herald said.

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