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Controversial Older Mothers

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, January 19, 2010 | 0 comments

Last year 66-year-old Elizabeth Adeney from Lidgate, Suffolk, became the countrys oldest mother after travelling to Ukraine for fertility treatmentLast year 66-year-old Elizabeth Adeney from Lidgate, Suffolk, became the country's oldest mother after travelling to Ukraine for fertility treatment.

The wealthy divorcee gave birth to a healthy baby boy in May.

Prior to that 62-year-old psychiatrist Patricia Rashbrook of Lewes, East Sussex, held the record after giving birth to a son in 2006.

She and her husband, John, travelled to a former Soviet Republic, where she underwent IVF treatment by the controversial fertility expert Severino Antinori.

Her son, named Jay Jay, was born by caesarean section at the Sussex County Hospital.

In 1997 Elizabeth Buttle gave birth following IVF treatment, but only after she allegedly lied about her age, claiming to be 49.

Last year one of the world's oldest mothers, Carmen Bousada, 69, from Spain died just three years after giving birth to twin boys.

She had undergone £20,000 of IVF treatment in Los Angeles where she claimed to be 11 years younger than she actually was.

The children are now being looked after by her nephew.

The oldest woman to give birth in the world is Omkari Panwar, from India, who was aged 70 when had twins in 2008.

The babies weighed just two pounds when they were born. She already had two adult children and five grandchildren.


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