My friend, who is a nurse, has two friends who recently had babies beyond age 50.
Both were "bonus babies," conceived when the women weren't trying.
The first friend was 52 years old. The baby was completely healthy.
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The Couple's Guide To In Vitro Fertilization: Everything You Need To Know To Maximize Your Chances Of Success
by Liza Charlesworth
-- Despite the fact that it is an expensive, complex, emotionally draining, and often last-ditch fertility treatment, there are now over 250,000 couples who consider in vitro fertilization (IVF) every year; more than 125,000 couples decide to undergo it.
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