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World’s Oldest Mother

by Medindia Content Team on May 6, 2006 at 10:06 AM
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World’s Oldest Mother

In London, England Patricia Rashbrook, a child psychologist from Lewes, East Sussex, received in vitro fertilization treatment. She is 63-years-old and would become the world's oldest mother. Severino Antinori, an Italian doctor who performed the procedure in an unnamed former Soviet republic because Italy has strict laws on assisted reproduction. He said that Rashbrook was perfect candidate for the treatment. Rashbrook's said that they were not giving birth to an orphan.

Antinori says that though she was 62 at the time of the treatment, her biological age was around 45 and that she would live for another 20-25 years. Rashbrook's 61-year-old husband, John Farrant, said to the newspaper that his wife was seven months pregnant. The couple was very serious about the child and has carefully planned for the child future. They have taken all the aspects be it medical or social life of the child in to account.

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