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66-Year Old Not Oldest to Give Birth

Los Angeles Times,  May 27, 2009

Elizabeth Adeney, a 66-year-old British woman, is reported to have traveled to Ukraine to seek fertility treatment that has resulted in a pregnancy. Adeney's first child is due to be born, by elective Caesarean section, in the coming week or two. If all goes as planned, that will make her Britain's oldest first-time mother.

Adeney may be the latest older woman to give birth, but she is not alone and hardly the oldest. Last year, an Indian woman gave birth at 70 to a daughter conceived with the egg and sperm of her niece and the niece's husband. In 2006, a 66-year-old woman in Barcelona gave birth to twin sons after she lied about her age to fertility doctors and was implanted with embryos. In 2005, a 66-year-old Romanian woman gave birth to a daughter. Janise Wulf, a 62-year-old great-grandmother from Redding, Calif., gave birth in 2006 to her 12th child.

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