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how old is the oldest woman to have a baby?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Age at pregnancy: If i'm not mistaken, one italian woman was 65 yearsold when she bore a baby for her childless daughter. That was not a natural pregnancy. She was helped by modern medical technology as in in-vitro fertilization to effect that miracle.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

How old is too old for a woman to have a baby?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Natural or assisted?: I believe unassisted pregnancy into the fifth decade has been reported. It is rare now since risks of a genetic defect are so high. Assisted pregnancy (internationally) with mom having special care & donor embryo has been reported as late as ~60 if memory serves me right. Sadly, i believe that mom died a few years later. There are amazing things we can do, but whether we should do them is ?
A 46-year-old member asked:

If older woman and new young husband, can she get tubes untied and have baby at 42?

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Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: But becoming pregnant may be difficult and will be considered high risk due to advanced maternal age. But it is possible to carry healthy baby to term.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can a woman safely have a second baby 10 months after the first?

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Dr. Denise Lochner
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not recommended: With that close of timing, you are at risk for going into labor early and vitamin and nutrient deficiency.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Do you think a 500lbs woman could have a baby?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Possibly: That kind of obesity is terrible. Please make sure that you do not have a tumor affecting the hypothalamus. Your overall health is grossly impaired and pregancy is unlikely but could happen. We now know that brain metabolism has a lot to do with obesity.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Should a woman with MS have a baby or not take the chance?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera answered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: This should be a persona decision. If you want to have babies, there should be no reason you can't. I have female relatives with MS who have had children, and parents in my practice with ms.

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