Britain: 62-year-old woman gives birth to a boy

With her 'perfect' baby boy sleeping peacefully in her arms, Patricia Farrant told of her joy yesterday after becoming Britain's oldest mother at the age of 62, Daily Mail reports

A 62-year-old child psychiatrist has become Britain's oldest mother after undergoing fertility treatment abroad, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

The Daily Mail said that Patti Farrant, a mother to three grown-up children from a previous marriage, gave birth to a boy by caesarean on Wednesday, China Daily reports.

It said the baby, who weighed in at 6 pounds 10-1/2 ounces (about 3 kg), was born at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, southern England, although hospital officials could not immediately confirm the news.

Farrant, known professionally as Patricia Rashbrook, becomes Britain's oldest mother and one of the oldest in the world.

Most fertility clinics in Britain will not provide treatment for women past the normal age for childbirth.

In 1997, Welsh woman Liz Buttle became Britain's oldest mother at the age of 60