An Australian woman will become what is thought to be the state’s oldest IVF mother when she delivers her baby later this year at age 54.
The woman, who has kept her identity secret, and her partner have used a donor egg for the procedure because IVF practitioners do not treat women over 45 with their own ovum, News Ltd reports. “It’s been a long time coming. We’re thrilled,” the woman said.
The woman considered the ethical questions of giving birth in her 50s, but said she and her partner were well placed to care for a child.
“”We figure if we can give the child 20 to 25 years of a loving home environment, a good education and a secure financial background, we’re doing better than a parent whose quality of life is poor,” she said.
“We are financially very secure and we have all the time in the world to look after the child.”
I personally don’t believe that being financially secure is a good reason to have a child so late in life.
At 33 years old, I could not imagine not having my parents around money or not.