lists over 8,000 items under the search term "fertility"

The oldest woman to give birth was 56

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, December 12, 2007 | 3 comments

Pregnancies after the age of 50 years are rare.

The oldest woman on record to have a successful pregnancy and birth in the world was aged 56 years in North America in 1956.

The oldest woman in the UK was 54 years.


4,200 Stories of Pregnancy & Birth over 44y
Daily blog of hope & inspiration!

You Can Get Pregnant in Your 40's
Sharing articles, discussing options & suggestions

Technorati Tags:, , , , , , , , , , ,

Category: , ,


About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

Find Catherine on Google+ - Circle us on Google+ - Join us on Facebook - Follow us on Twitter


  1. Anonymous says:

    >>The oldest woman on record to
    >>have a successful pregnancy and
    >>birth in the world was aged 56
    >> years in North America in 1956

    You need to update this info. There have been many women who've given birth at ages older than 56 in recent years. Recently, a woman in Romania gave birth at age 66.

  2. Anonymous says:

    New Record: 70 year old woman gives birth!

  3. Anonymous says:

    While the other posts are accurate, I believe this article refers to women who gave birth WITHOUT in-vitro or other medical assistance. The Romanian and Indian woman both were implanted with fertalized eggs from someone else...

Don't just sit there, reading this story or article - say something! Do you believe it? Do you think it is impossible? Do you wish it was you? Do you have a story to share (it might get published!)

NOTE: Comments are moderated - just to stop the spambots - and so may take up to a few hours to be approved.

Catherine reserves the right to review, edit, refuse or delete any comment.


Popular Posts