Pregnant at 61

by Sheela Philomena on  September 26, 2011 at 10:47 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
In Brazil, a woman at 61, due to give birth to her first child became pregnant with a donor egg.
 Pregnant at 61
Pregnant at 61

The woman in question, whose case has appeared in local media, asked that her name be withheld. She is post-menopausal, married to a man who is 38, and became pregnant with a donor egg. She is due in November.

"I had already gone through menopause... My husband wanted to be a father. I wanted to be a mother too. I am in great health... and I have undergone a very thorough medical clearance," she told O Globo newspaper.

She said she did not plan to tell her future daughter about her having used a donor egg to become pregnant.

It is not Brazil's first late-in-life pregnancy. As recently as September 9, a 52-year-old woman whose husband is 88 became a first-time mother of twins.

Brazilian health officials say they are concerned about a wave of late-in-life pregnancies, which can put great strain on and harm some older mothers' bodies.

Yet as of now, there is no age limit for artificial insemination; doctors are not supposed to proceed if there would be grave risks for the mother or child.

Source: AFP

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Wow! This really opens your eyes to what is actually possible in medicine. A bit scary though if this is a look into what we can expect in the future: extremely elderly parents with small children.
ToddThompson Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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