Pregnant Women in 50s Do Just Fine

In-vitro pregnancies of older women show no rise in complications
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2012 4:58 PM CST
Pregnant Women in 50s Do Just Fine
Women older than 50 do just fine in pregnancy, says a new study.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Women in their 50s who receive donated eggs have just as healthy pregnancies as their younger counterparts who do the same, a new study shows. In the largest analysis to date, researchers found that 101 women age 50 and older who used in-vitro fertilization had no more complications than women under 42 who used IVF, reports LiveScience.

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"These women do really pretty well," says the study's chief author, from Columbia. "If they're well-screened and well cared for, they really should do OK." (Read more birth stories.)

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