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

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

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 ? ...Read more

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What age is too old for a woman to have a baby?

What age is too old for a woman to have a baby?

Depends: It is unusual for women past their mid 40s to conceive though it does happen. While medically it is possible with donor eggs for women to conceive well past menopause, there are medical concerns about the health of the mother, and ethical concerns about bringing a child into the world in which the mother is unlikely to live long enough too see them through to adulthood. ...Read more

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How old is the oldest woman to have a baby?

How old is the oldest woman to have a baby?

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. ...Read more

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Is 37 aged woman too old to have a baby?

Is 37 aged woman too old to have a baby?

Definitely not: Age does increase your risk of chromosomal abnormalities, like down's syndrome. There is also increased risk of miscarriage and twins. Older women who don't have high blood pressure, diabetes and are not overweigt can do well. I had my kids at 38 and 40. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a healthy 43 year old woman still have a baby?

Can a healthy 43 year old woman still have a baby?

Yes but: Be aware that any medical issue that you have during a pregnancy may need to be managed differently.(medication effects on fetus, etc.) your risks of an unexpected outcome (cleft, premi, infection, etc.) is a baseline of 4% plus any additional risk /age (down syndrome=1%) . Mom had my little sis at 42 & thinks it's one of the best things she did. ...Read more

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Can an young woman have a baby with an old man of 60?

Can an young woman have a baby with an old man of 60?

Getting Pregnant: Of course. If you are healthy and still ovulating any sperm that is fresh can cause a pregnancy, regardless of the age of the man who produced the sperm. Now, many men who are above a certain age will have diminished sperm production and may find it harder to father a child if they wan to. ...Read more

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At what age does a woman start becoming too old to safely have a baby?

At what age does a woman start becoming too old to safely have a baby?

Varies: Women's fertility starts to diminish in the late 30's and menopause starts depending upon the person in the 40's . Having a baby later in life increases the risk of having varies fetal defects - but tests are available for this. ...Read more

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I have enlarged ovaries. Will this effect me if I want to have a baby or babies?

I have enlarged ovaries. Will this effect me if I want to have a baby or babies?

Q for REI: The size of ovaries does not tell us everything we need to know to help those ttc. I will refer it to some of our leading fertility subspecialists on healthtap. Thanks for asking. ...Read more