London, May 28: Media reports suggest that Britain's oldest mother has given birth to a baby boy weighing 5lb 3oz.
Elizabeth Adeney, 66, gave birth to the infant through Caesarean section at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge on May 26. According to Adeney's friend, the mother and newborn son are doing 'extremely well'. She says that the new mother was 'thrilled' with the new arrival.
"Lizzie is absolutely thrilled. This is something she has thought might never happen. She can't wait to get home and start her new life with her boy," the Daily Express quoted the friend as saying.
The plastic fastenings factory owner had conceived the newborn through IVF.
Desperate to conceive, Adeney travelled to Ukraine to undergo her recent round of the fertility treatment costing 10,000 pounds because clinics in the UK refuse to treat women over 50.