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Oldest woman in study was 52 at delivery

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, April 27, 2008 | 0 comments

Using a 1982-4 computerized data base from a perinatal network, 511 pregnancies in women whose age was 40 or more years at delivery were studied. The oldest woman was 52 years of age. This represented 1.2% of the 41,335 women delivering.

Source: OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 1986 Oct;68(4):452-4


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