A pensioner has spoken of her joy at giving birth at the age of 62 to an "adorable" baby boy.
Patti Farrant became Britain's oldest mother when her son, known as JJ, was born by caesarean section at Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, on Wednesday.
The healthy baby, weighing 6lb 10.5oz, was conceived after treatment from controversial Italian fertility expert Severino Antinori.
The delighted couple, from Lewes, East Sussex, were pictured in the newspaper holding their new son, with his shock of downy black hair, in their arms, and spoke of how much they were looking forward to taking him home.
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The Fertility Guide: A Couples Handbook for When You Want to Have a Baby (More Than Anything Else)
-- This Guide provides a concise, sensible, appropriately scientific, but yet easily understood approach to modern fertility diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Jarrett and Dr. Rausch have translated their vast and highly successful clinical experience into a "must" for the couple who "want to have a baby more than anything else."
The most important contribution of this book is that it translates the "high tech" into common sense and fills an important void in the specialty.. -- E.P. Peterson, MD, Past President of American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Clinical Professor Dept OB/GYN University of Michigan
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