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63 Year Old Woman Gives Birth To Her First Child Via IVF In Melbourne

A Tasmanian woman gave birth to her first child via IVF on Monday and fertility specialists have been quick to criticise the procedure saying she is too old.

The 63 year old new mum has made history by becoming the oldest woman in Australia to give birth. She gave birth to her daughter via C-section at Frances Perry House private hospital in Melbourne with her 78 year old husband by her side.

The couple conceived their daughter through IVF overseas, using a donor embryo after several failed in-vitro fertilisation attempts. The mother and baby are reported to be doing well and will remain in hospital until she and her daughter are strong enough to head home to Tasmania.

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Fertility and IVF experts are not celebrating this birth.They have criticised the use of a procedure in a woman of her age saying it is “irresponsible.”

Monash University professor Gab Kovacs said that IVF clinics in Australia refused treatment to women over the age of 53, saying that is the “end of natural pregnancy.”

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Professor Gab Kovacs

“That child will need looking after for 20 years, and there’s a possibility she won’t be able to do that.

Our bodies weren’t ­designed to have children in our 60s. I don’t think any responsible IVF unit in Australia would treat someone of that age, and it’s not a standard of medicine I would condone,” he said.

Older mums in Australia

2007, a 56 year old Queensland woman gave birth via IVF.
2010, a 60 year old woman gave birth after falling pregnant with a donor embryo.
2010, a 57 year old woman gave birth to twins, conceived via IVF, in Perth.
2011, a Gold Cost woman had her first child at the age of 50, a naturally conceived child.

Photos: Google images

 

 



Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). You can follow her blog at https://lovechrystal.com.au or on Instagram at: Chrystalovevintage


3 thoughts on “63 Year Old Woman Gives Birth To Her First Child Via IVF In Melbourne

  1. AvatarJo

    I know what it feels like to desperately want to be a mum, but at 62 and 78, I worry who will be around for the child.

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  2. AvatarJo

    I know what it is like to desperately want to be a mum, but at 62 and 78, I worry who would be around for the child.

    Reply

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