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Oldest new mother gives birth at 63

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 0 comments

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March 22, 2011 - A 63-year-old Dutch woman has given birth, becoming the oldest new mother in the Netherlands, the hospital and news reports say.

Baby Meagan was born at the Medical Centre Leeuwarden at 9.48am [7.48pm AEDT] on March 21, a statement on the website of the hospital in the northern Dutch province of Friesland said on Monday.

Meagan is the daughter of Tineke Geessink, a 63-year-old woman from Harlingen.

The girl was born with the aid of caesarean section, the statement said. Both mother and daughter are fine.

Dutch media reports said Ms. Geessink was the oldest Dutch woman to become a mother.

It is a feeling that I have had for so long [to have a child], the woman told Dutch public radio NOS.

At some point there was something inside me saying: 'It's now or never', and I decided to try everything possible to see if it is still possible.

NOS said the woman fell pregnant through a foreign sperm donor as Dutch fertility doctors would not help her due to her age.

There is no guarantee that if you have a child at a young age you will see your child grow up, Ms. Geessink, a single mother, told the radio.

Of course, the risk with me is bigger. And whether the child will find it nice to have such an old mother ... I hope that she loves me so much that she will just be glad to have me.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Sydney Morning Herald
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Originally posted on March 22, 2011.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost our precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted there will be no more babies in our house.

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