Annegret Raunigk, 65, is reportedly due to give birth to quadruplets. The German primary school teacher is said to be in her 21st week of pregnancy and feeling "fit". If her pregnancy progresses well, as hoped, Ms Raunigk will be the oldest to give birth to quadruplets, but not the oldest mum to give birth to a child - that official record is held by Maria del Carmen Bousada Lara, who give birth to twins in Spain in , at the age of 66, although some say it belongs to Omkari Panwar, who is believed to have been 70 when she gave birth to twins in India in They will need to use eggs from a donor - or a frozen stash of their own eggs - to be able to conceive. For women, fertility declines with age, and this is fairly rapid after the age of 35, although it will vary for the individual.
Age and fertility
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A woman is born with all the eggs she is going to have in her lifetime. Her eggs age with her, decreasing in quality and quantity. Fertility generally starts to reduce when a woman is in her early 30s, and more so after the age of In Australia, the chance of a live birth from one complete IVF cycle which includes all fresh and frozen-thawed embryo transfers following one ovarian stimulation is about:.
66-Year-Old to Be Oldest British Woman to Give Birth
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Traditionally, a geriatric pregnancy is one that occurs anytime a woman is over the age of But is this classification a thing of the past? It's AM on the eve of your 35th birthday. You're considered AMA, or advanced maternal age. Not so fast, say experts.