China's Oldest Mother Gives Birth To Twins At 60 After IVF Treatment
July 12, 2019 13:34 By Mambee
In today's day and age when adoption, fertility treatments, career before family, stepfamilies, and so many more issues have an influence on building a family, many parents are raising kids in their late 30s, 40s, and 50s.
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Sheng Hailin, however, managed to impress people by becoming the oldest mother in China at 60.
Moreover, she was allowed to keep her twins despite the one-child policy that's been in effect since the 1970s.
The woman chose IVF treatment after her only child, Tingting, and husband, died in 2009 of gas poisoning:
“To survive and free myself of the loneliness, I decided to have another child in my old age.”
In 2010 she gave birth to daughters Zhizhi and Huihui, who are now aged nine.
In order to give them a better life, Sheng has upped her workload by giving health lectures throughout the country. The woman, now 69, had to employ two baby sitters as she is no longer able to undertake physical tasks such as bathing.
Traditionally, children are considered the most important thing in the Chinese family. The loss of a child has put many orphan parents in a dilemma: to have another child in their old age or continue a painfully childless life.
Many, however, don't understand that being a parent is different for everyone, not only when it comes to age. Come your 40s or 50s, you may get fatigued more easily, though.
Yet, being a parent is a true blessing. Even if you know your age, understand how old you'll be when your child graduates high school - wear it proudly and your children will eventually know how lucky they are to be raised by caring and experienced parents!