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She gave birth to a daughter at 44 & another at 51

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, January 31, 2007 | 0 comments

In the book Mothers and Daughters, Elsa Malmud, who gave birth to a hearing-impaired daughter at age 44 and another daughter at age 51, found that her family was unsupportive of her late decision to become a mother.

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I am 44.5 and pregnant with my own eggs. Jeanne

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When many women her age are anticipating the birth of their first grandchild, California resident Arceli Keh, age 63, gave birth for the first time in 1997 to a daughter named Cynthia. The Associated Press reported that Keh and her husband, Isagani, a carpenter, spent at least $50,000 on in vitro fertilization treatments that eventually led to Cynthia's conception and birth.


"I wasn't trying to make history," Keh told The Express, a British newspaper. "I just wanted a baby."

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I had twins 3 years ago after IVF at the age of 44.

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One [Amish] mother who gave birth in early January of 2004 explained that she initially wanted to stay at home for the birth, but the midwife suggested New Eden Birthing Centre because of the mother’s age
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