Brit Mum-to-Be 'Younger at Heart' Than 66, She Tells Critics
By Amelia Atlas,  Newser User
Posted May 17, 2009 11:20 AM CDT
A 66-year-old British woman has become pregnant through in vitro fertilization.   (Shutter Stock)
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(Newser) – A pregnant 66-year-old woman on track to become Britain's oldest mother is unapologetic about her decision, and insists she feels like a 39-year-old woman—some days, reports the Mirror. The successful factory owner claims that she's in better shape than many of her younger employees. "It’s not my physical age that is important—it’s how I feel inside," said Elizabeth Munro. "Some days, I feel 39. Other days, I feel 56."

Munro, who's 8 months pregnant, is unconcerned by the sudden press, insisting that the pregnancy is a personal decision. "It’s a very private thing and I don’t expect anyone else to understand it. I’m not even asking them to," she said. Munro is divorced and has no children. Her controversial IVF treatment, obtained in the Ukraine, allowed her to become pregnant using a donated egg.