A 46-year-old woman has given birth to a baby boy after implanting embryos she had frozen 16 years ago.
The woman became infertile after being diagnosed with a medical condition, but managed to give birth to one child back in 2000 through vitro fertilisation (IVF), and decided to freeze the remaining 18 embryos.
From January 1 of 2016, China’s one-child policy was abolished and the country saw a rise of women over 40 having children.
Finally allowed to have a second child, 16 years later, the woman in question decided to return to the First Affiliated Hospital in Sun Yat-sen University, in China, to have one of her remaining embryos implanted.
The process was said to be more challenging due to woman’s age and the fact that she was suffering from a blood disorder and diabetes.
However, earlier this month, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy and the pair are said to be doing well.