61-year-old woman has became what is believed to be China’s second oldest mother, according to media reports, in a growing trend of older births among desperate couples who have been left childless by Beijing’s draconian one-child policy. The woman, who was identified by her surname Zhang, gave birth to a boy in China’s eastern Zhejiang province through in vitro fertilization (IVF).

The C-section delivery came two years after the death of her 30-year-old daughter, who was her only child at the time. The baby was born six days after media reported that another Chinese woman, 54-year-old Liu Hongmei, gave birth to a boy through IVF following the loss of her son in a traffic accident two years ago. FULL REPORT