A happy mother recently gave birth to “China’s oldest newborn” at a hospital in Guangzhou.
The baby was born from an embryo that had been frozen 16 years ago. It’s not clear yet when this kid will start high school.
However, the newborn’s big brother came from the same batch of embryos that were frozen in 2000. He is already 16 years old.
“I’m really just ecstatic to have another child,” said the 46-year-old mother who returned to the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University after China finally scrapped its one-child policy for a two-child one.
Because of this policy shift, the hospital expects to see more and more mothers coming in, interested in having another child. A hospital worker said that the oldest embryos in the hospital date all the way back to 1994.
Which means that China could soon break another world record. The current record for the oldest embryo to result in a successful live birth is 20 years old.
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