On Monday a 63-year-old Tasmanian woman gave birth for the first time via caesarean section in Melbourne’s Frances Perry House private hospital.
It has been reported that the first-time-mum gave birth at 32 weeks to a healthy baby girl who was conceived by IVF. She is now resting up in hospital with her 73 year old husband by her side.
The birth of this baby girl has caused uproar within the medical community and across social media with many calling the couple irresponsible.
A professor from Monash University, Gab Kovacs has slammed IVF clinics who are practising irresponsible practices. The Daily Telegraph reports Gab as saying “That child will need looking after for 20 years, and there’s a possibility she won’t be able to do that. Our bodies weren’t designed to have children in our 60s. I don’t think any responsible IVF unit in Australia would treat someone of that age, and it’s not a standard of medicine I would condone”
The 63 year old is officially Australia’s oldest new mum. The record was previously held by a 60 year old woman who gave birth in 2010.
The worlds oldest first time mum, Rajo Devi Lohan from India, gave birth at 69 years of age after conceiving via controversial IVF treatment.
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