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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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  • Not up to me to judge, but personally I think it’s against nature. Hope they’re happy with their child anyway and live long and healthy lives.

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  • I hope they have done the legal documents for guardianship and have funds put aside for his education, health and other needs.
    It’s not easy physically or mentally raising a child at their ages.

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  • I don’t know. I understand completely their desire to have a child. But I hope they are both in very good health and that they will make proper arrangements for the child if something would ever happen to them.

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  • Who are we to judge and tell other people what to do no matter what age you are…..
    My look out on life is that what is meant to be will be…Good on them for following their dreams… I wish them every happiness with their daughter.

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  • the terrible twos will be fun for these guys!

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  • They likely won’t be around for the child for long – a great shame.

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  • I get the WANTING of a baby but why did they not do this years ago if they wanted a child? Was it they just didn’t then?
    I think it’s selfish and silly now. It’s not fair on the child.

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  • I can understand the want and need to become a mum, I can relate to that. But she’s 63 hubby is 70+, how long will they get to spend watching this child grow up? Reality says the baby could be an orphan by the time it reaches primary school. I think having babies at this age is highly selfish

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